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Our membership magazine demonstrates real membership value and is a means for sourcing advice, support, savings and services. It signposts members towards exciting events and exhibitions, and new products and suppliers. And it ensures our members are well-informed on the latest matters of legislation and compliance affecting their business.
Keeping half a step ahead of customers
Business rates appeals system stalls in chaos
Fighting for a fairer business rates system will continue to be a priority for bira in 2018 even though the government, which appears interested only in Brexit, insists the current system is working.
Bradbeers fashions a lift in sales
Sales increases of up to 25% on own-bought fashion have been recorded at Bradbeers in Romsey, Hampshire since it remodelled its 9,700sq ft fashion floor in August.
PayPal merchant fees 'misleading'
PAYPAL IS MISLEADING retailers by listing low transaction rates on its Merchant Rate fee chart, but failing to tell them they must fill in a form to qualify for the lower tariffs, according to BHF chairman Guy Lachlan.
Surviving the modern high street in the digital age
THE IMPORTANCE OF an online presence should not be overlooked by even the smallest business. An attractive and functional website can be a business’s best employee, rolling mar-keting, customer services and sales into one. But that’s just a stepping stone towards a full digital strategy that not only drives online sales but boosts footfall.
Prepare for GDPR
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.
The regulation takes the existing laws around personal data and adds extra layers of accountability and compliance, while also providing data subjects with additional rights. Retailers using e-marketing need to be aware of the new law, which imposes some significant changes around consent.
How Dale and Lauren Siddle keep innovating at Sands of Penrith
As it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the family business this year, the second-generation team at Sands of Penrith is always ready to try something new.
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CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to calculate the real cost of discounting
As we approach Black Friday, CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to keep hold.
Discounts cost you more than you think – and won’t win you loyal customers
As tough trading and the imminent festival of price-cutting that is Black Friday approaches, bira members are being urged to think carefully about the real consequences of embarking on the discounting route.
“Turnover is vanity. Profit is sanity”