There are laughs, sadness and victories, even solid information for those who want to start or run a business. Put The Thrift Shop on your shopping list.
You may not know this, but Ron Mileham apart from being a successful businessman is also a published author.
Having written copy for trade magazines for many years and, written many short stories for adults and kids, Ron’s first published book is The Thrift Shop. Set in the Angel, Islington, London, Barry Baines has seen the money that can be made from people donating goods (free inventory), and selling those goods on at reasonable prices. But Barry has a better idea. Make the shop more upmarket and attract a wider audience.
Apart from displaying the best of the donations in an attractive setting, why not also buy in goods that the locals
want and need (at the right price), and most importantly, hire great staff to make the customer experience as great as it could possibly be.We follow the journeys of the staff members, each of whom have their own stories to tell. Some just love what they do. Others aspire to greater things, and Barry is astute enough to help them along – as these women are given opportunities to shine and grow – it also helps Barry build an empire.
We follow Barry as he branches out into more stores and many other but complimentary ventures along the way, whilst also giving back by starting a charity. We venture into foreign climes, see how business is done, and witness some shady dealings along the way. The Thrift Shop contain laughs, sadness and victories, even solid information for those who want to start or run a business.