Tuesday April 12th sees the commencement of another round of Let’s Talk Shop activity across East Lothian.
Following presentation of an evening retail workshop in Haddington on Tuesday 12th our Shop Doctor will be carrying out up to ten one-to-one advisory visits to independent retailers in the area during the rest of the week.
This will be the third occasion that Let’s Talk Shop has been contracted by East Lothian Council to work with retailers and the initial visits will be followed up with a revisit to monitor progress and identify any new opportunities later in the year.
Read comment from Retail Gazette about the announcement made today by The Digital High Street Advisory Board of a five year strategy to reinvigorate the UK’s traditional high streets.
The Advisory Board was established in April 2014 to further the work of the Future High Street Forum.
Click here for link to Retail Gazette article
As part of the Dumfries & Galloway Business Week, our Shop Doctor presented the “Bricks with Clicks” workshop on Monday 27th October. The presentation looked at the challenges facing online retailing and how shops might engage in the online opportunity.
The workshop included a formal PowerPoint presentation followed by a discussion about issues facing the retailers in attendance.
Feedback received since the workshop has indicated that the retailers attending the session found it informative and are intending to further increase their engagement online either through website development or active participation on social media platforms.
The August 2013 edition of Equestrian Trade News reproduces advice provided by The Shop Doctor relating to opportunities available to businesses retailing products to the Equestrian and associated sectors.
The Shop Doctor was asked to contribute the article following increasing call on his time from animal health retailers seeking routes to improve trading vitality through appropriate development and diversification of their businesses.
Read the article here