Monthly Archives: January 2012

Event based marketing using Google Places from @e_mphasis

The spring is classically a time when you can create a lot of “newness” in your retail business. There are lots of events to plan for – Valentine’s, Mother’s day, Easter and the May bank holidays. In 2012 we’ve also … Continue reading

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The Retail Champion: 10-steps to Retail Success – The Book! #indieretail

I was invited to write a guest blog for Claire Boyles who runs Success Matters (twitter: @claireboyles), it was to focus on Successes (and/or failures) in 2011. For Claire’s blog I decided to focus on how I’d had a success … Continue reading

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Don’t let a Christmas hangover get you down – January is a great time for planning!

January is the traditional “doldrums” in the retail sector. Consumers have the financial hangover of Christmas to deal with. The whole of the high street have collapsed into a sale-frenzy, desperately trying to secure some custom whilst clearing out the … Continue reading

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Step 10 of #RetailChampion 10-Steps to Retail Success: Back Office

This blog introduces the tenth and final step of the “10-steps to retail success“, Back Office. 10-steps to retail success is a process / methodology I’ve developed for my 1-2-1 mentoring clients. Over the past weeks / months I’ve been … Continue reading

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Retail closures, job losses, administrations – what can #indieretail do to fill the void?

I’ve done a lot of radio interviews in the past 10 days talking about the fact all these heavy discounts and early sales are doing no good to the big retailers, how there will be carnage in the New Year. … Continue reading

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