The Thrift Shop by Ron Mileham
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.
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. It makes a great gift for all your friends at $ 29.95 (including postage Australia-wide).
They will enjoy it and thank you. Want a good tale to read over Christmas? The Thrift Shop is a book to take your mind off the worries of the world, and to make you smile.
Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Ron know where you live and how many copies you would like to purchase, and he will send you pricing information and banking details.
It is also possible for us to post The Thrift Shop to any address around the world, along with your message
inside, so if you have friends overseas and you would like to surprise them, let us know their details when you
The Thrift Shop will also be available on Kindle soon.
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