external pageWhy then did the following city centre businesses shut their doors in Bath in 2011? Several national and local stores will likely follow suit in 2013 and shut their doors to Bath. Close of the preceding were for different reasons and I do not know all the ins and outs of each instance, However if these businesses had been booming would they not all nevertheless be trading? If Bath is enduring picture the despair of independent stores in city's and other towns where they do not get the 4Million guests each year and/ or where its purchasing catchment's disposable income is under average. What can be completed? Here are some of my thoughts. Retailers have quickly execute advanced approaches of trading and to seek out. At least 6 new efficiency, cost-saving, profit creating ideas must be implemented annually. 2) The common public must support local companies wherever they can and independents daytime is a start! 3) Landlords must share the pain with their renters and take a number of the strike on their house income and evaluations. This requires open and transparent conversation between landlords and occupiers. 4) Independent retailers work jointly to identify their clients and sell them their companies and need to pool resources. 5) Retailers must review all provider prices before every order to ensure they remain competitive. 1) Authorities has to level the playing field for independent stores. 7) Retail Merchants and their staff have to be at the very top of their game every single day with every client. 8) Retail Merchants have to review their business-plans at least once a quarter to see if their blogs remains viable if it doesn't and be brutal. 9) Retailers should undertake an assessment of their property occupancy costs at least once per quarter. The key Jamie McNeil is a Chartered Surveyor with fifteen years experience has extensive expertise in the environment up and running of service charges and counseling the Britain's biggest and most successful small business home landlords and dealing with service charge disputes. Knowledge and the expertise obtained from performing for funds that are institutional, regional and national house firms in running and the development for all house types, provides him invaluable insight into current landlord practices.