Dan Thompson, founder of the Empty Shops Network, opened a record store in Worthing for six months, taking over a failing business to test the market for different music. So how can you lessen the risk, and make sure you’re not opening a shop that’s bound to fail?

Independent Retail

Boutique and beautiful, indie stores are green buds that show our town centres could soon bloom again. As I travel the UK (and I’ve visited thirty towns and cities in the last three years, looking at empty shops) it’s obvious that there’s a revolution happening, and a resurgence in people opening indie stores.

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