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The online destination for independent retailers. Whether you sell on the high street or online, are just getting started or tweaking the dream, you can find stories, tips, interviews and inspiration to help accelerate the growth of your business. Explore below or browse through to find content that’s right for you.
Agility is a key buzzword in retail nowadays and there is no better representation of this than the sheer number of pop-up shops appearing across the country.
Legendary fashion designer Dr Pam Hogg has urged indies to take a chance on unknown but promising design talent in order to put the adventure back into shopping.
People on Pinterest are open to all kinds of possibilities and they’re often looking for shopping inspiration
The basic reasons we all go to fairs haven't changed much over the years, but the pressure to choose the right products has increased with competition.
The growing army of renters poses a tough challenge for garden centres but if you approach the problem in the right way you can reap the rewards.
Indies who have, sadly, recently ceased trading said in many cases a key reason for their eventual failure was a complacent or unadventurous approach to the way the shop looked
Well over 50% of you are planning to grow your business in the near future. It can be hard to know where to start