Monday, 2 January 2012

A happy New Year to all and may 2012 bring you all you want.
2011 was a tough year for retailers with some big names closing, and I have no doubt 2012 is going to bring more.
So what is the magic formula for a successful retail business ?
After 30 odd years with many ups and downs in retail I have not yet found it.
There are so many ingredients to bringing customers to your door and getting them to spend, but one thing I see time and time again especially with independants is taking time out to look at where you are, what needs achieved and having a plan to get there.
The managing of a business can take all your effort and energy, you just keep running and running like the guinea pig on a wheel.
So my new year resolution is to regularly take time out to look at the business lift my eyes and plan for the future.
So with new direction will come new energy to drive the business to success!!!!