Connecting Businesses is being organised by corporate service provider A Corporate Connect and being held in partnership with Scooploop for Business..
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Date: 26.03.2020. Time: 15:30
Location: Marriott Hotel, Maida Vale, LondonConnecting Businesses is being organised by corporate service provider A&B Corporate Connect and being held in partnership with Scooploop for Busin...
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We asked our users what they enjoyed the most about Scooploop and the features it offers.
The high-street has taken a knock in recent years, and retail in particular, has taken one of the biggest hits yet. Companies going into admission, stores closing down and jobs being cut from some of the largest retail companies in the UK.
Research from AO.com shows that 63% of Londoners would be happy to pay on average 20% more for local produce, and 1 in 10 would even pay more than 50% over standard supermarket prices.
The research revealed:
39% of Londoners believed we should buy locally because it is better for the economy.
26% think it shows pride in their local area and it is important to support local businesses.
35% said they would grow their own produce in their garden/allotment, but they don’t have the facilities.
David Lawson, Managing Director at AO.com commented on the new research:
“As consumers are becoming more conscious about their carbon footprint and the need to help the environment, attention has turned to the food they’re buying and how far it has travelled to get to their kitchens.
A no-deal Brexit could result in rising food prices and shortages of certain types of fresh food, according to secret documents the government was forced by MPs to publish on Wednesday.
Ministers have refused to disclose details about their discussions with local authorities and the food industry over possible disruptions to food supplies, arguing that the information could damage negotiations with the EU.
But the chief executive of the Co-op warned on Thursday that the convenience chain were likely to be low on fruits including apples and pears, which are imported during the winter, in the event of a no-deal scenario.
We would like to speak to small business owners in the food industry – from greengrocers to restaurateurs – about what products they have begun stockpiling in case of extensive delays at the UK border.
There are some really interesting individuals in our community. Business owners are some of the most insightful and inspiring people we know and there is so much wisdom in our local community that we would love to share with you!
“ Be good to people. If I start with being good to you but you’re not good to me which makes me not good with you, what is the difference between you and me? If someone cheats, leave it to god.
Be honest in your life, don’t cheat. Have good intention in life, have good intentions in everything you do. If you have good intention, you will succeed in life.”
“When you are your own boss, you work 24/7. When you’re a normal employee and you go home, you relax. When you are your own boss, you come home, you still think about work all the time.”
Ms. Cupcake, Brixton
“I lived in Brixton so it made sense to open a bakery here.. you gotta grow your own community, you know what I mean? Brixton is artistic, creative and fun.
There is already an interesting community in Brixton - an Ital community who follow a Rastafarian diet which is already vegan but people would come from all over the country because at that time, no one knew about veganism.“
“I’m not sure if local exists anymore. Before you could bring your own businesses and have your own prices but now you go to Pop Brixton and pay 15 pounds for a burger. Local means street food, local prices, local people. I don’t think there are many businesses left that are locally from Brixton or owners that lived in Brixton.
I don’t think the council does anything to balance it - The rent is rising and people are legally getting kicked out. I’m not sure what direction we’re going.. there’s nothing local anymore.
Sometimes I think, “What’s the point”.. you want to leave as well. It’s not the cool Brixton anymore, it’s going to happen to everyone. It’s like an organized crime that you can’t control.“
“Anything you want to achieve - you can do it. You can achieve anything. To achieve anything is in your own hands, it’s in your own destiny, and you can do it. The only thing that is stopping you is your mind. But people who are lazy defeat themselves before they start - it’s a mindset. You want to be a musician - you can be. You want to build a house - you can. You want to be... See more
“Stress keeps me awake.. the stress of life in London, the financial stress. But everything is interconnected with each other isn’t it. You get into debt and when you try to work off that debt, another form of debt appears..
Even though i’m working, I find it harder working than not working because when you're not working, you get help from the government.
But when you work, you get a sense of dignity - you don’t feel so useless.
I’ve got six children you know, I want to set an example for them, especially the last two little ones.
Life is hard man but you can’t let it get to you. When people come in I greet them, when people tap, I say thank you. You gotta be grateful.“ — at Clapham, London
We want to know more about the people who live and work in our community, and you should too!
At Scooploop, we ventured out to speak to some of our neighbors, and we would like to introduce you to some of the fantastic people we met who had some interesting things to say.