Open The Door And Close The Sale

Here’s the thing; the chances are when asked ‘So, what are you doing this weekend?’ you’ll answer from one of three – 1. Working (at home or at work) 2. Nothing much, or 3. Shopping.  And here’s the thing - I wrote a blog after reading the excellent Shutting Up Shop: The Decline of the Traditional Small [...]
July 2011 Noteworthy News

July 2011 Noteworthy News

Word of the Month has got to be Independent. Starting with Glastonbury’s headline act singing out Independent Woman to "All the Honeys who makin’ money" followed swiftly with singing out for Independent Retailer Month with a kick off Independents’ Day raising awareness of the Independent. Over in the US, Independent labs and specialists, for each [...]
And the Nomination for Perseverance Goes to The Hardworking Small Business

And the Nomination for Perseverance Goes to The Hardworking Small Business

  Taking a business through the early 90’s recession was a medal-giving moment to any small business.  So, for anyone that has managed to keep going through this one, opening the doors at the New Year should be giving off a similar feeling to opening an Oscar nominee award.  Why? Well, in the previous recession, [...]
December 2010 Noteworthy News

December 2010 Noteworthy News

  The  CRC  (Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme)   which was thought to be recycled back to participants as an incentive to reduce omissions has had some further consultation. Those likely to be affected to take a hit, probably at the same time as VAT being hiked, are big high street chains such as Marks & Spencer, [...]
It`s in the Bag!

It`s in the Bag!

Sentence has been made for the next four years, following the Government scrutinising its spending. Laid out with little evidence, like a cadaver in a crime drama waiting for the inventive pathologist to make the seemingly impossible possible;  Spending Review. If only the financial crisis had DNA then the culprits could be nailed, but instead, [...]