Community Business Success Guide to Retail

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Sarah Thelwall

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This guide explores how community businesses earn money through selling things that local people want or need – typically goods made by and for that local community. The guide is based on a benchmark analysis of the Profit & Loss data of 81 community businesses across England to provide some benchmarks to help you with your own business development. We’ve drawn up some guidelines, hints and tips from what we’ve learned to help your community businesses flourish.