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Daring to be different
Triple awards success for outdoors specialists
PAUL BATTS, OWNER of the Outdoors and Active shop in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is on a winning streak of competition success having had three accolades in recent months.
Making Tax Digital – action needed!
Recent research by software provider Intuit QuickBooks revealed that 41% of business owners in the UK have never heard about Making Tax Digital (MTD) and of those who had, 76% are finding it difficult to understand how it would affect them. Jo Nockels from TaxAssist Accountants answers your questions.
Putting on a confident show
Have rumours about the death of the department store been exaggerated? From York, Nicholas Brown runs four stores that show where the big guys have gone wrong.
Made to last knives, in made to recycle packaging
Taylor’s Eye Witness next goal is to achieve fully (and easily) recyclable packageing across its entire range and a reduction in packaging volume where possible.
What’s the future of retail, today, tomorrow and thereafter?
The needs and demands of customers are changing faster than ever before. This raises plenty of questions for independent retailers.
Optimism is my strategy for 2019
Whether the weather behaves itself or not next year, Nicky Naque is ready for anything with a streamlined offer, more staff and a keen nose for interesting products
A huge opportunity in the vintage and classic car community
Living the good life in Fife
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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”