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Comment: ''Does social media level the playing field?''

Comment: ''Does social media level the playing field?''

Mike Cotty, owner of Media24, discusses engaging with customers and building relationships
Mark Sutton
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Comment: Will anyone arrive #mtbmeetup

Comment: Will anyone arrive #mtbmeetup

Social Media’s an unruly beast. With everyone’s thoughts and conversations in the public domain, it’s hard to predict what can come of posting 140 characters online. Sometimes results can be surprising as organiser of the #MTBMeetup Simon Bradley reveals
Mark Sutton
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Comment: knowledge is power

Comment: knowledge is power

Can you put a price on being able to differentiate your business in years to come?
Mark Sutton
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Could London follow Paris and ban cars?

Could London follow Paris and ban cars?

Should smog masks be the next must-have accessory for city cyclists?
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: trading in a not so iDeal world

Comment: trading in a not so iDeal world

Had to crow bar the kids off phones and tablets over Christmas? Your future customer may be much the same
Mark Sutton
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COMMENT: Retailers should beware 'showrooming'

COMMENT: Retailers should beware 'showrooming'

Are customers coming into your shop for help and then buying online...?
Jonathon Harker
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COMMENT: Green shoots for MTB and BMX

COMMENT: Green shoots for MTB and BMX

Road continues to ride high at retail, but are these other two key markets showing signs of an upward curve?
Jonathon Harker
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Cycle enthusiasts vs fair weather riders

Cycle enthusiasts vs fair weather riders

COMMENT: Is pitching your business at fair weather cyclists more risky than aiming at hardcore cyclists? If so, is it any wonder most businesses opt for the latter?
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: Diversify beyond bike retail

Comment: Diversify beyond bike retail

What's to stop the front line turning event organiser?
Mark Sutton
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Comment: Would you like jargon with that?

Comment: Would you like jargon with that?

Can the creation of sub-categories confuse the consumer? And does the cycling press neglect the adult beginner?
Mark Sutton
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Ever considered closing your shop for a week?

Ever considered closing your shop for a week?

The shop is quiet, so is it the perfect time to spruce up your shop floor and take stock? Waving Cat’s Nick Fish explains the pros and the cons…
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''How can sales be booming when imports have been flat for six years''

''How can sales be booming when imports have been flat for six years''

That's the question from one anonymous retailer who's tired of PR headlines not reflecting the front line reality
Mark Sutton
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Taj Mihelich: 'a grandma bike found in a dumpster changed my life'

Taj Mihelich: 'a grandma bike found in a dumpster changed my life'

BMX pro and founder of Fairdale Bikes explains how fishing a bike from the trash gave him a new perspective on cycling
Mark Sutton
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Bicycle repairs: DIY or pay others to do it?

Bicycle repairs: DIY or pay others to do it?

Veteran mechanic trainer Alf Webb of The Bike Inn asks whether anything can beat simply getting your hands dirty in order to become a top mechanic
Mark Sutton
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Comment: Why is the dust settling on MTB?

Comment: Why is the dust settling on MTB?

Is road simply more accessible to the newcomer? Or are savvy off road customers waiting for the industry to settle on a new standard?
Mark Sutton
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Is the gap between high and low-end sales widening?

Is the gap between high and low-end sales widening?

Dickon Hepworth, MD of Jungle Products pens his observations of buying habits for this month's BikeBiz
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COMMENT: Customers going off the (train) rails?

COMMENT: Customers going off the (train) rails?

How do rail fare rises affect the cycle industry?
Mark Sutton
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COMMENT: The world of marketing has gone cycle crazy

COMMENT: The world of marketing has gone cycle crazy

Why have creative departments gone mad for bikes?
Jonathon Harker
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Popping to the shops on a bicycle is seen as eccentric in the UK

Popping to the shops on a bicycle is seen as eccentric in the UK

COMMENT: Will the commuter market be the key to unlocking the utility cycling market in Britain?
Jonathon Harker
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Comment: Advocacy from the bottom up

Comment: Advocacy from the bottom up

Why all of us should lobby for change while the momentum exists for a realistic and meaningful change
Mark Sutton
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