Kishor Patel is an independent retailer.
Stories by this contributor.
Starters orders... marks, get set, sell! Subscription
21 Apr 2012
We are now fewer than three months away from a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience - something we will…
Preparation is key to empire building Subscription
31 Mar 2012
The economy hasn’t stopped the mults from opening new stores - why should indies be different?
Sell your award-winning credentials Subscription
18 Feb 2012
With awards season nearly here, now’s the time to enter. It’s not just the winners that stand to benefit.
Display ban isn't only area to exploit Subscription
28 Jan 2012
Yes, it’s going to be a difficult year, but for indies there are also major opportunities to be grasped
Go abroad to check out fresh ideas Subscription
10 Dec 2011
Observing retailing on the Continent is a great way to rethink your store offer
15 Oct 2011
Don’t throw away money on your energy costs. Shop around to find the best deal, says Kishor Patel
17 Sep 2011
Advertising might seem like it’s for the big players, but it can pay off if you’re small too
20 Aug 2011
Stores must work with the police and each other to create strategies to defeat criminals, says Kishor Patel
16 Jul 2011
Our retail expert offers some Tardis-inspired tips on how to make the most of your store
18 Jun 2011
Our expert shares tried and tested tips on how to retain your most valued employees
28 May 2011
Retailers must have the best people on board to win. But success isn't all down to selecting the right people– the trick is in retaining them
Bring the fun in-store and host an event Subscription
16 Apr 2011
Occasions like the Royals’ big day are an opportunity not to be missed by indie retailers. The build-up to…
19 Mar 2011
By not attending conferences and shows, you close the door to some useful experiences, says Kishor Patel
11 Dec 2010
How can independents survive the VAT hike, the tobacco display ban, the drying up of credit and competition from the multiples in 2011?
21 Aug 2010
How do we get the banks lending? A sound business plan and positivity will help, says Kishor Patel
24 Apr 2010
As an indie you should be producing simple daily reports of your store’s performance