The owner of a women’s clothes store in Moray is working with the next lockdown to contemplate new avenues to sustain the company.
Lossiemouth-dependent Distinctive faces virtually an additional thirty day period with its doors with the rest of the Scottish retail sector.
Previous 12 months the retail store coordinated area endeavours to make scrubs for NHS personnel with a lot more than 100 garments transformed from duvets.
Yesterday owner Maureen Halkett was utilizing the current downtime to full the once-a-year stocktaking system.
Even so, the businesswoman has also been employing the lockdown to take into consideration new avenues to get the shop immediately after a quiet December.
She explained: “I’m searching to diversify and change the small business design, just to see if there’s a distinctive current market or merchandising prospect we could use – anything that’s entirely various to give me the encouragement to continue to keep going.
“We’ve also been applying this time to look at how we could possibly enhance what we offer in terms of a web site.
“Keeping monitor of funding possibilities has also been a bit of a minefield. It is been difficult to discover a little something that exclusively applies to your situations.
However, inspite of the rise in Covid-19 conditions in Moray and across Scotland, there have also been heartening signals of support from the Lossiemouth local community.
Mrs Halkett, who is also chairwoman of the Lossiemouth Business Affiliation, stated: “It was incredibly silent throughout December, but there have been some signs of encouragement.
“We launched a Lossiemouth present voucher scheme a number of yrs in the past and this calendar year the reaction was actually phenomenal, there was a significant uplift.
“It truly displays that the community really cares about retaining income regional and supporting the enterprises that we have.”