How Community Businesses Can Save The High Street

How Community Businesses Can Save The High Street

Polly Swann Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Polly Swann, co-author of the Power To Change working report, "Saving The High Street: The Community Takeover" joined us to explain further on what a community business is, how they can help shape a regenerative high street, and how to work with the local authorities and organisations around you to make an impact that will benefit local residents, and those visiting from outside.

As a fashion or creative business, is working on a community model for your local area more in your interests than being an outright social enterprise?

In this Lesson you will learn:

  • About the role community businesses play in high street regeneration and supporting the local area and its residents more widely
  • What defines a "community business"
  • About the Power to Change trust, the support it offers to local businesses and the findings of its report, 'Saving the High Street'
  • Strategies to ensure your business is relevant to the local area
  • Approaches for working with local councils, fellow local business owners, as well as residents

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