Monthly Archives: July 2012

Wrapping up Independent Retailer Month UK 2012 by @kerrybannigan #indieretail

As we begin to wrap up Independent Retailer Month UK 2012 I sit here with a beaming smile thinking about how things have moved on since the initial announcement on 1st June 2011 of the expansion of the campaign from … Continue reading

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Are you #open4biz during the London 2012 games? By @FSB_HQ for #IndieRetail

It’s been a big year for us Brits with the Queen’s Jubilee and now the 2012 Games hitting our shores. It’s a year that should be giving small businesses the chance to thrive, grow and diversify – running and jumping … Continue reading

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Getting a chill from the cold calls? by A dispirited small retailer who DOES pay UK Taxes…for #Indieretail

Sales calls are irritating.  Especially on the rare occasion I answer the phone when a customer is in the shop, perhaps because I have been waiting for an important call or because the phone has rung persistently over the last … Continue reading

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The Hidden Treasure In Your Till by @eposco for #IndieRetail

The humble till has been recording sales and accounting for cash for over a century but the advent of Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) solutions over the last twenty years has unearthed a mine of information available to the retailer … Continue reading

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Another milestone reached… @BirdsYard reach their 2nd birthday and celebrate in style #IndieRetail

Well I was flattered to be asked to write a guest blog last year, telling our tale of year one in business at Bird’s Yard, and I am even more honoured to be able to say that through very difficult … Continue reading

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Innovation the key to independent success @RetailTrust #IndieRetail

Necessity is the mother of invention, and it would take an optimist of considerable conviction to convince me that there is currently no necessity for invention on the high street. 

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Bag Your Brand With A Reusable Shopping Bag by @SmartBags #IndieRetail

The popularity of reusable shopping bags has increased in recent years due to concerns about plastic bags and the environment. This change in consumer attitudes has created a great opportunity for retailers. A reusable bag is a great promotional tool … Continue reading

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Encouraging customers to shop locally with TAG! Pass it on by @MonkeyPuzzleToy #IndieRetail

Independent retailers obviously want to encourage the people within their communities to ‘shop local’ and we know that in return we can offer a breadth of quality products, excellent personal service with good and genuine advice and give high streets … Continue reading

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From Independent Retailer Month to an Independent Christmas #indieretail creates #indiexmas

The Independent Christmas campaign is a new campaign, launching in 2012, and a spin-off from the well-established Independent Retailer Month (IRM). The B2C aspect of IRM originates at the local and community level, with the retailers at the forefront, supported … Continue reading

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Let’s Rock the High Street! By @EnterpriseRocks for #IndieRetail

Making Life Better for Micro Biz Owners Everywhere There’s a rocking good way for indie retailers to build positive buzz, have some fun and help other business owners in their local community and online. It’s free to join and it … Continue reading

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