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13 Aug 2014

Would-be shop owners needed for pop-up opportunity in Mansfield

If you have ever wanted to run your own shop but want to try it out first, then Mansfield BID could help. With funding support from Mansfield District Council, the BID has secured a Brunts Charity property in Leeming Street for use by a pop-up shop. This means that someone with a business idea that meets certain criteria, could have the use of a town centre shop to try running their own business. They would have to pay a rent of around £300 a month, but costs such as insurance and utilities would be covered. The shop could be run ...

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07 Aug 2014

Mansfield BID’s free wifi initiative hailed as best practice

A ground-breaking Mansfield Business Improvement District (Mansfield BID) initiative to bring free wifi to town centre shoppers, businesses and visitors has been highlighted as best practice in a report into the British high street.   The report, called High Street Performance and Evolution, was written by researchers at Southampton University in conjunction with The Great British High Street and the Economic and Social Research Council.   Researchers reveal how “fundamental” changes to Britain’s “convenience culture” are transforming the way people shop and are bringing new business into towns.   Mansfield features in the report, ...

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