Watch: Create a buzz - Ecommerce on a shoestring budget

Watch our free online marketing tutorial for small retailers to discover insightful and practical tips that you’ll be able to easily implement without breaking the bank.

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Here at Inside Retail, we know from our conversations with you in the independent retail community that actually generating a ‘buzz’ and a marketing message around your new online business can be very challenging, particularly because some of your big competitors, like Amazon for instance, have enormous budgets.

That doesn’t need to stand in your way, and Alasdair talks us through how you can implement some simple but effective online marketing tactics.

x Watch the tutorial and you’ll be taken through how to use Facebook to target your perfect customers, how you could use your website and social media to share customer experiences, creating a database and using that database to generate new customers while winning back old ones (with both email marketing and across social media), reaching out to social influencers (and using software to do this in the most effective way), as well as video and blog content creation.

Inside Retail has been working closely with G by Grant Thornton to develop The Retail Growth Programme. It’s designed specifically for independent retailers like you and as part of the programme, you’ll get to work with experts like Alasdair who will help you to plan and achieve future growth for both you and your business.

The programme is designed with the leader of retail businesses in mind; providing practical tools, plans and best practices that will help to facilitate rapid and sustainable business growth. During the year you will develop your knowledge in key areas to deliver your business goals: creating plans, networks and connections that will contribute to your business growth.

“G HELPED US RECONNECT WITH OUR PURPOSE AND STRENGTHS AS WELL AS REALISING OUR FULLER POTENTIAL WITH REGARDS TO OUR OFFERING.”

Asra Ali-Khan, Managing Director, Liquid TV

Click here to find out more about the G by Grant Thornton Retail Growth Programme.

THE PROGRAMME

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD AND ACHIEVE RAPID AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

The ability to learn, adopt new practices and develop personally are critical to business success. These newly adopted skills, applied to your business through clearly actionable plans, can set you apart in a crowded market, providing the catalyst for rapid and sustainable growth.

This programme provides a unique opportunity for you to step back from the day-to-day demands of running your business, giving you the clarity and the time to develop a detailed, actionable plan for growth.

Download the brochure with all the info here:

Download Brochure

The benefits:

  • Accelerated growth
  • A robust and rigorous plan for growth
  • More confidence and increased focus on priorities
  • The path to improved profitability
  • More effective leadership and management skills
  • Drawing on the collective skills and knowledge of Grant Thornton’s extensive network

How does it work?

The Retail Growth Programme is built around a series of growth workshops where you will develop and implement your growth strategy for your business. The programme is modular and allows you to continually apply your learning to how you run your business while you participate. The programme runs over 12 months. In between each workshop, you will continue working on developing and implementing your own growth strategy for your business, making immediate improvements every month. Throughout the programme, you will be supported by an experienced account manager who works with you to ensure that you get the maximum value from your experience.

Who is it for?

Ambitious businesses in the retail sector

What does it cost?

£5,000 + VAT (payable £1,250 + VAT per quarter)

Where does it take place?

One monthly session in either London or Birmingham with support via phone and email across the duration of the programme.

YOUR 12 MONTH PROGRAMME

GROWTH SUPPORT

  • Diagnostic conversation and growth reviews
  • Dedicated account manager providing coaching and support
  • Quarterly Peer Boards
  • Quarterly insights on key sectors and trends

GROWTH WORKSHOPS

There are ten specially designed growth workshops for you to choose from a selection of sixteen

  • Growth Planning
  • Going International
  • Financial Management
  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Operations and Logistics
  • e-commerce
  • Customer and Sales Profiling
  • Brand Identity
  • Engaging and Retaining Talent
  • Reaching the Market
  • Choosing the Next Location
  • Retail Space Design
  • Innovation
  • Regulations and Legislation
  • Financing Growth

This programme is designed for retailers or those looking to diversify into the retail sector. If you are already successfully trading and now want to take the next step towards future growth then please get in contact.

Click here to find out more about the G by Grant Thornton Retail Growth Programme.

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