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Pop Up Business Rates Relief

Pop Up Business Rates Relief

There is a petition going round by We Are Pop Up for pop up shops to get business rates relief for 3 months. While I love the idea of pop ups, I do not agree with this petition.  Here is why: An Open Letter to the Supporters of the Pop Up Business Rates Relief: I … Continue reading

Trade Fairs- What to Expect

Trade Fairs- What to Expect

It’s coming up to the Autumn fairs so I thought I’d give you a few tips on what to prepare and what questions you need to ask… There are a couple of things you will need to prepare before you go to a trade fair. It can be quite overwhelming and exhausting, especially if you … Continue reading

A Bit of Press!

A Bit of Press!

Slightly blushing a bit, but I’ve been interviewed by Sarah Lidwell-Durnin Founder of Natural History, Tradescant & Sons and Create*Live*Work (I know one very busy lady!) about how I went about setting up The Perching Post. Create*Live*Work is a blog about tips on setting up your own business specifically for business in design. Sarah also … Continue reading

Finding Your Brand

Finding Your Brand

From the moment I decided to take the plunge and set up my own furniture and gift shop my first conundrum was what was I going to call the shop?  What is the ethos? It’s a good idea to think about this early so that you have a clear idea of what you are trying … Continue reading