Expression blog

Community counts, now more than ever. So here is a collection of stories, tips and insights from fellow great independents. Do get in touch if you have a story you'd like to share

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Managing your to-do list as a small business owner

Tips on how to make the most of a busy schedule and use an effective to do list as a busy independent business owner.

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The Rise and Shine of Shop Local

At Expression Insurance [Http://www.expressioninsurance.co.uk] we champion independents and the local high street, read on to find out how as a ...

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Love your business? Love your customers

“Just having satisfied customers isn’t good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create raving fans." - Ken Blanch...

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Taking stock of your seasonal increase

Planning the year ahead is crucial for an independent business and within the retail calendar there are key moments/ holidays such as Easter, Va...

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Business Insurance - what is it, why do I need it, what do I need and do I have enough?

It's no secret, business insurance is often seen as incredibly uninteresting, associated with negative connotations of spending money, theft, pr...

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Using Reviews - Don’t let your customers be secret admirers

Mark Twain famously quoted “ I can live for two months on a good compliment” and we believe that goes for us all if not longer. In this modern ...

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A guide to the Pavement Licence for the independent hospitality sector

Covid has reshaped the hospitality landscape as we knew it and many of those changes have not been positive, however, one opportunity that COVID...

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Sustainability tips for small businesses

Sustainability is the latest “hot topic” within business. How do business owners and their businesses impact the environment and society? As a b...

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Are you summer ready? Get ahead of the curve!

We may only be in April but now’s the time for successful independent businesses   to plan for the summer ahead and stay ahead of the curve. Wit...

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A sense of place

When you think of places that you love – towns, cities, neighbourhoods, districts – what do you think of? Childhood memories might be aimed at ...

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The future of independent retail?

Covid has turned everything on its head.  It is shaping retail through seismic changes in commuting, effectively re-locating vast communities fr...

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The Return of Independent Retail

We asked Jeff Moody, Commercial Director of BIRA, what advice he has for independent retailers post lockdown in 2021. I’m looking forward to a ...

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