Finer Frames Works in a New Way
Meg Glasgow started Finer Frames in 1999, at age 27 with an unshakable belief that no matter the competition, they will always make room at the top, so she set out to be the best she could become. Within 3 years, she was recognized as one of the top frame shops in the nation. That was followed by Meridian's Small Business of the Year in 2002, Woman of the Year in 2005, Larson-Juhl's Design Star in 2013 and Idaho Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.
Amid this confusing and unprecedented time of closed businesses and social distancing- Meg tells Larson-Juhl: "When it became evident that we had to close to stop the spread of the virus, I was shaken to the core. It was just 5 months after opening my dream store in the new building we just purchased and I struggled going from my highest grossing year ever, down to $0. I had to lay off both framers (one being my daughter). It was a gut punch! I knew other framers were facing the same thing. So I cried my tears, then shook it off and got back to work right away... just in a new way".
Since then Meg has done some amazing things to support the framing industry! She started an Instagram TV series for framers and any small retailer needing a bit of encouragement and helpful tips to keep business on track during this tough time. You can find this series at instagram.com/glasgow_meg/channel. Meg has also recently published an article with 10 things to do now to make your business stronger: megglasgow.com/crisis-survival-guide, and produced a short video on "How to Optimize Your Business for Voice Search" on her Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/7h17clpx0rg. Meg also recently hosted a virtual art auction on Facebook Live; They auctioned art created during the quarantine and sold 31 pieces above retail price to collectors all over the country, raising over $3k in proceeds benefiting the Eagle Community Food Bank in Idaho. Meg has been an inspiration to all of us at Larson-Juhl and others around the country, we can't wait to see what she does next!
Also purchase Meg Glasgow's book: "Recharge Your Business", a how-to workbook for framers to adapt their business and marketing plans to tough times:megglasgow.com/shop