Evolve Waltham Forest is a new service for Independent retailers who want to attract more customers, improve business and establish a better presence on the High Street. With a record number of businesses closing down, the service provides expert advice and retail support to those passionate about growing their business and engaging their local community. Evolve Business Consultants work with retailers to identify their main areas for improvement, devise practical strategies for growth and equip them with the tools and resources needed to achieve success.
The needs of every business are different, so we spend time looking at what you currently have in place and then provide advise, training and support across two key areas:
- Visual merchandising
- Product and Pricing strategy
- In-store experiences
- Sales training
- Website development
- Building a database
- Social Media training
- Converting followers into customers
STEP 1: Consultation
STEP 2: Execution
STEP 3: On-going support
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- An understanding of changing consumer habits and how to adapt your business accordingly
- How to use what you have to attract more customers and keep existing customers coming back
- The tips and tricks needed to operate online and offline more effectively
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE.
Your personal Evolve Business Consultant will ensure the following;
- The tools and resources required to grow your business;
- The confidence and know-how to implement change;
- The on-going support and guidance you need to succeed
It never just ends after the consultation and implementation process as we provide continued support to ensure all of our retailers stay on track and see the changes through. Small business owners will also receive;
- Access to the HH network of small business owners
- Access to our networking and social events
- Access to our Specialists and Masterclasses
WHAT OTHERS SAY.
Leke, Restaurant owner, Fourteen 87
In the early stages of setting up my business I started with a good basis to work from, but I lacked the detail needed to bring my thoughts to life. The layout of the space before was a little drab, but I didn't understand how important it was to think about the cutomer expereience and nearly made some costly design decisions. HH helped me to look at the flow of the restuarant floor, even down to the table settings. I started to think like a customer and that changed quite a few things for me.
After that, I was worried that all of my customers would simply order via Deliveroo or Uber Eats, but the consultations with HH have allowed me to get customers through the door that want to have a dine in experience. I’ve introduced events to my monthly calendar which encourage people out of the house to socialise over food and drink and I now have at least 10 people in for dinner on what were before my quiet days.
I'd never had a social media presence before and never understood the importance of it, until the team at HH went through the basics with me and helped me to monitor my data and use it to promote things and also to understand what diners want. I'm seeing roughly 5 new followers each day and within around two weeks they are in for lunch or dinner. See more...
Tomi, Hair & Beauty shop owner, Hair Glo shop
We had a shop, we had the products, we had social media but we didn’t have enough customers. We knew the customers were there but they weren’t coming through our doors, they were going to the competition. HH helped us to understand what worked well for us and encouraged us to build on that. They showed us how to create a shop design which was easy for the customers to see our best selling products from the outside which would start to gain interest. We also worked with HH to adjust the shop floor layout to make it easier for customers to get around the shop and see the variety available straight away. One thing we realised people were keen to get was something we weren't selling and which could make us stand out from the competition and that was advice. Lots of people wanted to know the best products for them and what worked well for what. Because we always focussed on selling, we didn’t really know the answers so HH challenged us to get to know our own products so that we could go on a journey with our customers. We realised that because we didn’t know our customer we lacked confidence which the HH Team said came across as a reluctance to engage. We’ve taken a holistic approach to the changes and had an incredibly positive response. As such we have expanded into a bigger premesis and continue to see growth of the brand and higher sales. See more...