From the horse’s mouth….
Do you believe the news stories about how if you want to keep your high street shops open, shop local? Or how shopping in independents puts money back into the local economy? Perhaps the message without the maths to back it up makes it all sounds a bit wishy-washy. So here goes, a real-life example with data from this independent wool shop.
The Sheep Shop is an award-winning LYS (local yarn store) which had its fifth birthday in November. Last year we took £60,500. The annual cost for rent, gas, electric, water, phone, broadband, insurance, alarm maintenance, heater maintenance, fire extinguisher checks, not one but two licenses to play music on the radio, waste disposal, web hosting costs, sundries like till rolls, printer ink, loo rolls and teabags, carrier bags, window cleans, anti-moth systems, occasional repair costs or new shop fixtures, card processing fees, card machine rental, business membership…
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