The Retail small business archive.


Retailers hail the rise of the male shopper

With demand and supply of men’s products increasing in the past five years, one in four retailers now sell predominantly to male shoppers.


UK leading a mobile shopping charge this Christmas

CJ Affiliate report shows UK leading a mobile shopping charge, as mobile devices account for a third of online Christmas orders.


What do shoppers want? The high street battle to engage the customer

‘Shop and stay’ consumers want new and engaging high street experiences – but will spend more when retailers offer in-store events.

Finding and selling to customers

How one small business went from start-up to partnering with Tesco

Co-founder and CEO of Spoon Guru Markus Stripf discusses his journey from start-up to partnering with a retail giant in less than three years.

Finding and selling to customers

Retail or e-tail? The rise of e-commerce

With the rise in online shopping in recent years, how has the retail market adapted?

Finding and selling to customers

Why technology won’t stop disrupting commerce

Here, Nick Thompson, managing director of DCSL Software, explains how commerce and technology are intrinsically linked.


British Small Business Awards 2017: Retail Business of the Year shortlist

Here, we reveal the shortlist for our new Retail Business of the Year category at the second annual British Small Business Awards.


Three quarters of consumers find shopping a frustrating experience

Year-long research shows that despite a seven per cent decline in frustration-levels over the last 12 months, many areas of omni-channel operation still fail to meet consumer shopping expectations.


How small retailers can beat their three biggest challenges

In this piece Vaughan Rowsell, founder of Vend, discusses three key obstacles currently facing independent retailers, and what they can do about them.


‘Digital dinosaurs’ left for dust by new breed tech-savvy owners

Businesses that embrace online payments are defying tougher conditions on the high-street, new research from Worldpay reveals.

Business management

Optimism in the face of uncertainty for SME retailers

Here, Derek O’Carroll, CEO of Brightpearl, explains why UK SMEs remain optimistic of their chances despite political uncertainty with Brexit.


Two thirds of SME retailers feel bullish about UK trading conditions

Levelling the playing field with cost effective and smarter delivery options lets SMEs take on the larger online retailers

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How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?