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How to negotiate prices with suppliers

Negotiating with suppliers can be a tricky exercise, especially for first-time independent retailers. Nonetheless, it can make a major difference for your business. Find out what you can do to maximise your chances of a successful supplier negotiation.

What do you need a business plan for?

If you’ve ever wondered why you need a business plan or what it’s used for, read on. From market research to budgeting, there is so much day-to-day managing for small businesses that it’s critical to maintain clear objectives and a concise repository for all that information.

Opening a Shoe Shop in 10 Easy Steps

In this article, you’ll find all the information you require to get your business off the ground in this comprehensive guide on how to start a shoe business. In our article below, we provide you with some ideas on how to find success with your shoe store.

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The easiest way to calculate break-even point for retailers

Having the ability to calculate the break-even point can help you make key financial decisions regarding your retail store. In this guide, you will find all the required information for performing a break-even point analysis.

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Best pop-up shop ideas to help you stand out

Pop-up stores are a fantastic way to increase sales and visibility of a business, but they can be a significant amount of work to set up and maintain. This article will discuss how to set up pop-up shop and the most successful pop-up store ideas that provide a novel approach to connecting with clients.

10 key principles of visual merchandising for a retail store by Sarah Manning, Visual Merchandising Courses & Consultancy

Discover the tips of Sarah Manning, visual merchandising expert and consultant, on the most important principles to curate the visual merchandising aspect of your shop

Calendar - Commercial spaces planning

Ankorstart experts created a planning template for your commercial space opening, featuring the sequence of the 10 steps you need to follow before launching your shop and their average duration.

Guide - Commercial space budgeting

Ankorstart experts have created a guide to help you estimate the total financial need of a commercial space and compare the total costs of different spaces you might want to choose between.

How to open your own pop up shop

Ankorstart partner “The Pop Up Shop Agents” share some advice on how to open your own pop up shop

Accounting limit for self-employment tax

Do you want to know how self-employment tax works? Do you have questions about your tax limit, types of taxes, self-assessment forms, and tax return filing? The following article is a quick guide to help you deeply understand self-employment tax rates and address other tax concerns

Checklist - Commercial spaces

Ankorstart experts have prepared a checklist to help you cover all essential points to consider to assess whether a commercial space is the right fit for your business.