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Open for business: How do retail operators gain a competitive edge in the new economy?

Speakers: Andrew Ball, Haysmacintyre; Ciaran O'Donnell, The Virtual FD; Michael Weedon, FSB; Adam Wills, Crosstown Dough

Schedule: 15 Jun 2021 00:00 - 00:00 BST

Overview

Five expert tips to help retailers get back to business

Founders and finance leaders weigh in on the steps small businesses need to take over the next 6-12 months to return to growth.

In this session Soldo are featuring a thought leadership webinar event focused on the retail sector and their strategies for growth as they open for business in 2021.

Viewers can gain insights into the business landscape as many retail operators re-open to a dynamically different high street and way of doing business as more innovation and agility is required, including the acceleration of ecommerce channels as many search for ways to thrive and become more resilient over time. 

Soldo speaks to SME finance and business leaders and ask them about their experience so far, and what drives business agility and innovation.

Notably, it witnesses the acceleration of digitisation within businesses – as they embrace technology solutions and particularly automation, to drive cost efficiency and save time on admin tasks. This was apparent in finance and operations and more broadly across the business, with online channels which allowed businesses to drive revenue opportunity.

The panel:

  • Michael Weedon, Chair FSB Retail and High Streets Policy Unit, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Adam Wills, Co-founder and Director, Crosstown Dough
  • Ciaran O’Donnell, Founder, The Virtual FD
  • Andrew Ball, Partner and Head of Hospitality, Haysmacintyre

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  • 10:00 - 10:00 BST

Ahead of joining a live panel session on Day 1, Ronan Dunne, CEO of Verizon, shares his experiences of the impact of coronavirus in the US. He will offer insights on what new ways of working have been created and whether they are here to stay.

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