If you run a business or charity based on the high street, then your pandemic experiences were even more challenging than for most; and the options ahead can remain hard.
If you are running a physical shop or service, there are specific logistical hurdles to continue to address and overcome, but the opportunities with a renewed focus on local communities, independent retailers and the new Class E planning classification all mean the positives do outweigh the negatives.
We will offer tried and tested practical solutions, with plans to refer back to when you next need to innovate, adapt or pivot.
The session will focus on:
- Planning ahead with insights on high street trends. Learn how to test the waters with pop-ups and time-limited residencies in shopping centres.
- How to find the right location for your premises. We'll cover the main aspects of a commercial property deal and provide you with the relevant insights on structuring a deal that will work for you and the landlord.
- How to focus on what and where is making you money. Where are most of your sales coming from? When to spend money in order to make more money?
- Streamline options to adapt to low staffing and goods supply. Learn how to attract the right candidates, and the interviewing and onboarding process that follows.
- Continuing to re-open and introduce new services. Thinking of opening an online shop? We’ll show you what to look for and the best platforms for your business.
Join us if you have a high-street-based business, whether a restaurant, café, retail shop, beauty salon, hairdressers or other. We are here to support you to keep going.
About your speakerVasken Jermakian, founder of Foodication Hospitality Expertise
Foodication is a London-based consultancy providing support and training to restaurant and coffee bar start-ups. Foodication ensures the fundamentals are in place for the business to be quickly running in profit. Foodication was founded by Vasken Jermakian in 2013. Having managed many new openings for the likes of Pizza Express and Starbucks in the UK and abroad, Vasken brings his knowledge of the efficiencies of these companies to the benefit of new entrepreneurs. His resume includes management positions with restaurants, quality assurance, advice to FoodTech and RestaurantTech start-ups and franchise development.
After the webinar:
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