I’ve just come back from an interesting few days at the annual RetailEXPO at London Olympia. The exhibition aims primarily at larger retailers, and specialised in showcasing retail technology. It had a comprehensive seminar and lecture program. And opportunities to network with industry specialists and suppliers.Read More
Does the thought of writing a formal business plan fill you with fear? I can understand that they’re often a dry wordy document that once written is completely ignored. Other than their use to persuade banks to lend you money do you need a business plan? Is there a way you can create something useful that will help you grow and develop your new enterprise? A plan that you will refer back to time and time again.Read More
This time last month I was at The House Of Lords! How strange does that sound! I still can’t really believe I was listed as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs, so I thought writing a blog about it might help it all sink in.Read More
A review of journals to help you achieve your business goals by committing to them and breaking them down into realistic achievable steps. The first of which is to find a system that works for you, whether that’s a bullet journal, notebook or electronically.
This post reviews the four journals I shortlisted, maybe one will be perfect for you to manifest and track your year.Read More
As we are about to start a new year it seems like a sensible time to talk about goals. Although I started The Bead Shop with a set of goals formally laid out in a business plan once I’d got my business loan planning fell by the wayside a bit. I had goals to move to a larger shop, start teaching workshops and start selling through an e-commerce website they were never written down.Read More
Hello, thank you for coming over to my blog. I have tons of shop experience and can't wait to start to sharing my retail advice, hints and tips with you.
! thought I’d start by introducing myself and explaining how I ended up starting a shop at 18!Read More