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The outlook is tough; however here’s one simple step to control your outgoings
We have all heard about how the high street is under immense pressure, with smaller retailers taking the brunt of the impact of challenging trading conditions.
The shift to online shopping, rising costs and the reduction of footfall in town and city centres have already heavily impacted the retail sector, and that was before the monumental impact of the pandemic which accelerated these challenges.
Small and medium sized shops and independent retailers are particularly feeling the brunt of these pressures, as they tend to have fewer resources and rely more heavily on regular cash flow.  And the light at the end of the tunnel may be some way off for a lot of retailers, as they struggle to reopen amidst complex restrictions.
The short term outlook is looking tough; however there are ways in which all business can start to take control of their finances.
Running a retail business is challenging.  Here’s something which can help…
Many businesses are looking for ways to save money and maintain a healthier bottom line. The good news is that getting a smart meter for your business is a small change that could make a big difference.
A smart meter can support businesses to take control of their energy bills as they enable accurate, not estimated billing – helping to take the stress out of budgeting.
Owning or running a small retail business is hugely exciting, challenging – and busy, and we are all looking for ways to work smarter not harder. Smart meters send your gas and electricity readings directly to your energy supplier so you don’t have to!
Manage your environmental footprint
It is also important to bear in mind that it’s everyone’s responsibility to become more conscious of their environmental impact.  Regardless of the size of your team, we all should be aware of how much energy we’re using and a smart meter is a simple way of doing this.
A smart meter is a positive step in taking control of business outgoings and if your firm has 10 employees or less your business could be eligible.
To find out more please click here. You can also contact your energy supplier or broker.  It could be one of the best calls you make this week.

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