Monthly Archives: July 2011

Inspired by Independent Retail Month & want to start up your own business? by @SeriouslySofas #IndieRetail

“You can make money.  You can make excuses.  You can’t make both!” Without stating the bleedin’ obvious, this is hardly the ideal time to launch a retail business in the UK.  The British High Street is in decline and has … Continue reading

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The origins of Independent Retailer Month by @MissNolcha (Kerry Bannigan) #Indieretail

As a business platform to advance independent fashion designers and retailers, Nolcha, is continually thinking of creative ways to support and promote these companies. Retailers attending our fashion week events in New York and London would share that one of … Continue reading

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Review of Independent Retailer Month UK by @clarerayner @retailchampion #Indieretail

What an amazing couple of months! What a vast amount of work has been done! What amazing support from so many wonderful contributors! What an achievement! That’s how I feel right now looking back on everything that’s happened since the … Continue reading

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The Dressing Room – Successful Independent Retailer… by @DressingRoom1 #IndieRetail

Having started my career in retail and progressing to Store Manager, Area Manager and on to Operations and Buying director for various High Street names I decided it was time to take the plunge and do it for myself after … Continue reading

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Retail giants vs. Independent retailers by @LauraARigney #IndieRetail

Independent retailers hold the key to their own success. If you take a clinical look at how a large retailer and an independent retailer works you’ll be able to see why…

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7 Ways To Renovate Your Google Place by @e_mphasis #IndieRetail

Most retail businesses recognise the value of keeping their physical presence fresh and consistent but how many are missing out on attracting new customers through the quality of their local ‘online’ presence?

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Independent Retailers CAN compete with multiples! by @ScottGStorey of @CTSRetail #IndieRetail

Now we are over 3 weeks into Independent Retailer Month, it has got me thinking how 2011 could be the turning point for many smaller retailers. Thanks to lower cost bases, independent retailers really can make innovative improvements to their … Continue reading

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