Home > Guide to Successful RetailingThe Guide to Successful Retailing - inspired by Mary Portas, is a series of business courses developed specifically to meet the needs of small and medium sized business owners and managers. Over the three courses, you will get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to grow your business and the opportunity to network with other businesses just like yours.
The three courses cover the essential skills needed to run a profitable retail business: Retail Business Planning & Finance, Driving Sales through Marketing and Buying & Visual Merchandising.
The courses will provide you with the opportunity to assess your current business practices and identify where the areas for development are. As well as practical advice, the courses will give you the skills and the confidence to take your business to the next level.
All courses can be delivered in bite-sized sessions to accommodate your availability. Courses are available nationally through the National Skills Academy for Retail's network of skills shops.
Freya Sykes, Ella Riley's Toffee & Sweets, in Wakefield
"It has been interesting to meet other independent retailers and look at the issues that affect them. I am still in touch with some of them; we share what's happening in our business and help each other. I have already recommended the training to other people on Twitter and Facebook, and I hope to attend more in the future."
For more information about the Guide to Successful Retail business courses contact us on 0114 263 5650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.