The Retail small business archive.


Riot impact on retail revealed

Retailers lost more than 7,500 hours of trading and 11,000 members of their staff were affected by the violence caused by riots two weeks ago.


BRC seeks protection for retailers following riots 

The British Retail Consortium is seeking urgent reassurances that a range of critical issues thrown up by disorder in London and other UK cities are being addressed.


Shoppers cut it fine with present buying

An estimated seven million people in the UK will wait until Christmas Day to buy presents, research finds.


Scottish retailers on the ropes

Retail sales in Scotland for July have dropped to a ten-year low.


Retailers score from World Cup sales

Excitement over the World Cup and better weather boosted high street sales last month.


How can I promote my small retail outlet?

Get people to pay attention to your window displays. An attractive shop window display should draw passers by to look and come in to buy.

Finding and selling to customers

From summer fête to supermarket: how to get your product on the shelves.

Getting your product onto the shelves of a major retailer is no mean feat. SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to Maria Hellyer, co-founder of The British Curry Company, about how she managed to turn a few jars of curry sauce at a summer fête into Bombay Authentics, a brand that is now sold throughout the UK and exported to 12 countries throughout North America, the Middle East and Europe.

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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?