During the course the volunteers, aged 16 – 25, heard from retail and pop up experts about developing business plans. They brainstormed ideas for a pop up shop, which will open for the month of May 2013 in Rochdale. Author of ‘Pop Up Business for Dummies’, Dan Thompson, was among the experts on hand to speak to the volunteers.
The volunteers believe that the digital photography studio will inject some fun into Rochdale’s high street, with visitors encouraged to dress up in a range of fancy dress and historic costumes (all provided). The photos will then be available as framed prints, T-shirts or mugs.
Retail Ready People is run by vInspired and the Retail Trust, with support from the Empty Shops Network.