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How to prepare to sell your business
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How to prepare to sell your business

Handing your business on to your family might be in your plans, but if instead you are looking to sell it when the time is right, early planning is essential to ensure the best result.

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New thinking is needed now
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New thinking is needed now

Have your say: How can independents win back the trust of consumers, who too often presume everything is going to be cheaper online than shopping locally, asks Injected, a seasoned hardware retailer in the south-east

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Plastic bag levy to win bira's backing
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Plastic bag levy to win bira's backing

Independent retailers are expected to support the government’s desire to extend the 5p levy on plastic bags to small shops as well as major retailers, bira believes.

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Fighting for independents’ rights against big retailers & online sellers
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Fighting for independents’ rights against big retailers & online sellers

As part of its ongoing strategy to speak up for the thousands of small- and medium-sized business owners who contribute so much to the economy of the UK, bira is in direct contact with The Competition and Markets Authority, the government body tasked with ensuring markets work in the interests of consumers.

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Wellgosh in Leicester reaches its 30th anniversary
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Wellgosh in Leicester reaches its 30th anniversary

One of the UK’s select group of “premier league” menswear independents, Wellgosh in Leicester reaches its 30th anniversary this summer. Pete Turner is celebrating by expanding the store once again.

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A new year, and the search for a new CEO begins
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A new year, and the search for a new CEO begins

With Spring around the corner and those January Sales behind us, hopefully we can all start focusing on the year ahead, while perhaps enjoying some decent margins.

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