Scotlands largest business support organisation is urging retail businesses to stay positive and start planning for the coming upturn.
The GO Group has said that now is the time for businesses to look to the future and prepare to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise as the economy begins to recover from the recession.
Lesley Meechan, deputy director of Learning and Development at the GO Group, said:
Id urge businesses to be optimistic. With some forecasts suggesting that the recession will be over by the end of the year, businesses must begin to prepare for the upturn. Those caught lagging behind will not only lose out on opportunities now, but also when confidence returns to the economy.
The GO Group offers a wide range of training and advisory services designed to help businesses grow and flourish through the recession. Meechan continues:
It is vital that businesses are able to become forward thinking and prepare thoroughly for what lies ahead. The GO Group has designed a programme of support that looks closely at the realities facing Scottish retail businesses. Our aim is to give business owners tailored advice so that they can reap the benefits when the upturn begins.