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Knowledge is power. And that’s why we help our members stay ahead with all the latest sector information and insights. You’ll find articles, research, factsheets, legal documents and opinion pieces, all right here in the hub.

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Win £300,000 worth of cost-free pop up space

Free Space+ is a competition supporting budding businesses and those ready for the next step.

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A joke too far?

When does workplace banter become harassment? bira legal explains where to draw the line, so to avoid Employment Tribunals.

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SMEs and Cyber Attacks: What you need to know

Only 1 in 4 small businesses are prepared for a cyber attack. Prevent your business from being hindered by a cyber attack by managing business risks. Source: Towergate Insurance

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Member Magazine -September 2017

Celebrating 25 years of Northumbria Pets, Keith Nichols and the team keep on smiling.

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How to login to the Member Dashboard

A step-by-step guide on how to login to the Member Dashboard, available to bira members. Unlock member-only service information, resources, bira member magazines and exclusive content today.

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How to use bira direct Invoice Manager

It’s now easier to keep all of your invoices in one place. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to us bira direct Invoice Manager, available to all bira members.

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Win the things you love on the high street

Calling all window shoppers, imagine if you could win the items you’re lusting over in independent shops when you’re shopping on the high street, just by taking a picture?

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#WDYT campaign helps the high street get digitally savvy

The high street faces many challenges as the world becomes more digital and if it is to evolve. Here’s how retailers can embrace new technology.

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The definitive guide to mobile marketing and alerts

We are increasingly becoming a mobile-first society. Here, Text Local brings to you the definitive guide to mobile marketing for your business.

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Your guide to updating your supplier page

A step-by-step video tutorial on how to edit your bira direct supplier page.

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The biggest marketing challenges businesses face today

Textlocal look at some of the trickiest tests in marketing and how you can successfully conquer them using business SMS. When it comes to marketing, SMEs and large businesses both face a number of challenges. While some large businesses may have a bigger marketing budget than a SME, the magnitude of a campaign can often […]

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The Quiet Power of Background Music

How much attention do you pay to the noises around you? A telephone ringing, a police siren, a baby crying. We are all programmed to respond to these audible stimuli, although slightly differently from person to person. For instance a mother easily filters out the cries of her own child in a supermarket while it […]

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Your guide to the General Data Protection Regulation

The way in which personal data is used and protected is set to change in May 2018.

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The top four licensing trends to get on your radar

Brand Licensing Europe brand director Anna Knight reveals the top licensing trends independent retailers should add to the watch list for 2017/2018

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Member Magazine – July/August 2017

In Newton Abbot, David Austin believes in investing in his family’s department store business.

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Business Rates Manifesto – March 2017

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Member Magazine – June 2017

Ali and Dom Beavon, founders of Prezola, reveal how with bira’s help, they created the online wedding gift list business that is second only to John Lewis.

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Member Magazine – May 2017

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5 clever digital wins for small online brands

As small brands enter the market and attempt to win business from larger retailers it can feel rather daunting. With limited resources, experience and money, attempting to own a digital space both vast and ever changing poses a challenge for many akin to conquering Everest.

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Member Magazine – April 2017

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Wonder Women in Retail

bira celebrates all its members but on International Women’s Day we are giving the girls some much needed attention.

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Member Magazine – March 2017

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Knife Sales – At the sharp end

Test purchasing is back on the agenda.

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Your guide to selling and using chemical products

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The new quid on the block

The new 12-sided £1 coin will be the most secure coin in circulation in the world.

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Member Magazine – February 2017

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Shush… no mobile phones allowed

The excessive use of mobile phones can be extremely disruptive and cause managers to want pull their hair out in frustration.

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Signs and preventative tips to reduce shop theft from the experts at bira insurance

Shop theft in Britain costs shops and small businesses over £300m a year…

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POS systems for the modern retailer – Guest blog from Vend

As a retailer in today’s hyper-competitive environment, you need two things to survive and thrive: an effective point of sale system and a tool to interpret customer data

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Member Magazine – January 2017

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The right way to deal with grievances

In the run up to Christmas, you may find yourself with some disgruntled employees after seeing the roster for the next couple of months to deal with the festive period’s demands.

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Crackdown on illegal workers

The government is cracking down on organisations that employ illegal workers…

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Member Magazine – November/December 2016

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Has auto enrolment made the UK better prepared for retirement?

Auto enrolment celebrated its fourth birthday in 2016. It was created to make sure Britons save enough money to fund their retirements with tax savings to be made along the way.

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A behind the scenes look at this years’ Excellence in Housewares Awards

Kate Godber, from the CHA takes a behind the scenes look at the housewares industry ‘Oscars’ – The Excellence in Housewares Awards at The Lancaster London

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H1 2016 LDC Retail and Leisure Report

LDC’s latest report entitled In the balance, looks at the health and trends in the Retail and Leisure industry from the first half of 2016.

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Your guide to carrying cash

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Your guide to taking a lease

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Your guide to partnerships and limited companies

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Health, Safety and “Pokémon Go!”

Pokemon Go! has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent weeks, with people of all ages being attracted to the game

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Member Magazine – October 2016

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Your guide to Business Names

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Brexit – Implications for Health & Safety

Nick Wilson – Director of Health & Safety Services from Ellis Whittam – bira’s approved service partner behind bira legal – gives her thoughts on what Britain heading for the EU exit door, will mean for Health & Safety legislation

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Business risks you may not have considered

Annie Plaskett, Head of Marketing: SME and Property Divisions from Towergate Insurance, looks to the future, at changing market trends to give advice on 3 of the biggest business risks you might face as a business owner…

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Summer of Sport

With the hectic summer season fast approaching – and not just any summer, a summer packed with sport – what advice regarding potential employee problems can you offer?

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Three Key Findings for Retailer Marketers

Early figures from The Plastic Bag Charge in England show that plastic bag use has plummeted – so what marketing & branding opportunities does this present for retailers?

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Ten ways to minimise your winter fuel bills

It is inevitable that your energy bills will rise during the winter months. Colder, darker days mean you must pay more to ensure the comfort of your customers and staff alike.

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A retailer that does Christmas well…

Potters of Hockley are an award winning retailer and fellow bira member. Each year they create attention-grabbing Christmas displays that bring customers from all over to the shop.

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Trade show inspiration

We asked Shirley Allum from Shirley Allum in Dorset a few questions about her recent experience at Pure London. She has been attending the show since it started and sees this as the best year yet, find out why…

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Toolshop

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Blog Post

Win £300,000 worth of cost-free pop up space

Free Space+ is a competition supporting budding businesses and those ready for the next step.

More
Blog Post

A joke too far?

When does workplace banter become harassment? bira legal explains where to draw the line, so to avoid Employment Tribunals.

More
Blog Post

#WDYT campaign helps the high street get digitally savvy

The high street faces many challenges as the world becomes more digital and if it is to evolve. Here’s how retailers can embrace new technology.

More
Blog Post

Win the things you love on the high street

Calling all window shoppers, imagine if you could win the items you’re lusting over in independent shops when you’re shopping on the high street, just by taking a picture?

More
Blog Post

The biggest marketing challenges businesses face today

Textlocal look at some of the trickiest tests in marketing and how you can successfully conquer them using business SMS. When it comes to marketing, SMEs and large businesses both face a number of challenges. While some large businesses may have a bigger marketing budget than a SME, the magnitude of a campaign can often […]

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Blog Post

The Quiet Power of Background Music

How much attention do you pay to the noises around you? A telephone ringing, a police siren, a baby crying. We are all programmed to respond to these audible stimuli, although slightly differently from person to person. For instance a mother easily filters out the cries of her own child in a supermarket while it […]

More
Blog Post

The top four licensing trends to get on your radar

Brand Licensing Europe brand director Anna Knight reveals the top licensing trends independent retailers should add to the watch list for 2017/2018

More
Blog Post

5 clever digital wins for small online brands

As small brands enter the market and attempt to win business from larger retailers it can feel rather daunting. With limited resources, experience and money, attempting to own a digital space both vast and ever changing poses a challenge for many akin to conquering Everest.

More
Blog Post

Wonder Women in Retail

bira celebrates all its members but on International Women’s Day we are giving the girls some much needed attention.

More
Blog Post

Knife Sales – At the sharp end

Test purchasing is back on the agenda.

More
Fact Sheet

SMEs and Cyber Attacks: What you need to know

Only 1 in 4 small businesses are prepared for a cyber attack. Prevent your business from being hindered by a cyber attack by managing business risks. Source: Towergate Insurance

Download
Fact Sheet

The definitive guide to mobile marketing and alerts

We are increasingly becoming a mobile-first society. Here, Text Local brings to you the definitive guide to mobile marketing for your business.

Download
Fact Sheet

Your guide to the General Data Protection Regulation

The way in which personal data is used and protected is set to change in May 2018.

Download
Fact Sheet

Business Rates Manifesto – March 2017

Download
Fact Sheet

Your guide to selling and using chemical products

Download
Fact Sheet

Your guide to carrying cash

Download
Fact Sheet

Your guide to taking a lease

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Fact Sheet

Your guide to partnerships and limited companies

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Fact Sheet

Your guide to Business Names

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How to login to the Member Dashboard

A step-by-step guide on how to login to the Member Dashboard, available to bira members. Unlock member-only service information, resources, bira member magazines and exclusive content today.

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Video

How to use bira direct Invoice Manager

It’s now easier to keep all of your invoices in one place. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to us bira direct Invoice Manager, available to all bira members.

More
Video

Your guide to updating your supplier page

A step-by-step video tutorial on how to edit your bira direct supplier page.

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Toolshop

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Glasswells

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Rachel Riley

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Lords

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Coes

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