“Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that runs annually throughout July to highlight the important role smaller, local, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole.”
As a lot of our customers are independent kbb retailers working on our high streets, industrial estates and out of their own workshops, we thought it was important to support this campaign and let you know about all the resources on offer.
For every pound you spend in a locally owned business up to 70p benefits your local community whereas if you shop out of town or online, as little as 5p finds it’s way back.
The aim of Independent Retailer Month is to give a boost to the local economy and community. They want to help change consumer habits for the long term, creating more sustainable towns and communities.
To make it easy for shoppers to find their local independent shops, they have created a searchable directory of UK independent retailers. The directory is only available to independent businesses that serve the consumer. If you do qualify and would like a free business listing and social media promotion, then submit your business for free.
To support all independent retailers, the campaign has created free downloadable resources including ‘How to beat the major retail brands’, ‘How to use 10 steps to retail success’ and ‘How to get started with social media’. View the full list of downloadable resources.
Getting involved is free. If you want to find out more about the campaign, get access to free business hints and tips or drive extra footfall and sales with campaign events, then visit the Independent Retail campaign website.
Follow the campaign on Twitter @IndieRetailUK
Visit the Independent Retailer Month campaign page.
Find out more about the Independent Shops directory.
Click the link for some more ideas on how to get involved in the campaign.