Category Archives: Independent Retailer Month 2011

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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Do you keep your promises? by @UKSalesMentor for #IndieRetail

In a year when we witnessed another Royal Wedding and an exchange of lifetime promises and commitments, it made me stop and think about the promises we make to our customers and clients in business.

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The ageing workforce – a strategic issue for the retail sector by Leon Foster-Hill #IndieRetail

Most people are aware of the theory.  If asked, they will acknowledge they’ve heard of the demographic time bomb.  However when challenged many employers admit that they have not related this knowledge to their own business. Recent legislative changes have also made … Continue reading

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Birds Yard, Leeds @birdsyard – #indieretail inspiration AND a Birthday party invitation

Having been given the opportunity to write this blog, and being completely technophobic (which is something I am working on) I’m hoping this blog reads well and you too feel the passion and enthusiasm I have for my shop, for … Continue reading

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A preview of blogs 22 – 31 for blog-a-day for #IndieRetail

Tomorrow marks the 4th week of Independent Retailer Month (July 2011). We’ve already published 21 great articles from a wide range of experts for our “blog-a-day for #IndieRetail” event. There are 10 to come. Below is a preview of the last 10 … Continue reading

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Could we have some service here please? By @Jasmine of @MoneyMagpie for #IndieRetail

I hate to kick a dog when he’s down. The retail sector is being hammered, I know, but it doesn’t stop me grumbling. In fact, I think I have a constructive grumble for you so bear with me… It’a the usual complaint that … Continue reading

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Retail Commercial Leases: It pays to get them right! By @SA_RetailGuru #IndieRetail

The two certainties in life are death and taxes and the High Street is no exception to this rule, as the spate of retailer fatalities this week has demonstrated.  One of the major reasons for this is the high cost … Continue reading

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