Today's Top TipOnline business plan scams are alive and doing very well. There's even a new wrinkle: the "crowd funding". Trust me, no one makes money but the promoters in this scheme.
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Retail business plans have a greater advantage than most of them realize: i.e., They are NOT The Big Store.
Big Stores have had a tough time the past few years, and likely will for the next few years. Consumers are very conscious of just what they buy, and from whom. Woe be to the city or county that hires a contractor from another state -- we want our business to go to local contractors, local businesses, businesses that will hire local people.
The other really big advantage for local retail stores of all kinds is that no one, NO ONE, can rival the customer service that a local company can provide, not even legendary Nordstroms. That is a huge advantage when it comes to creating a powerful customer base.
We cannot teach you to be a great local business. You already know that. What we can do is work with you to create a great business plan to raise the financing that you need, and that is something we do proudly. The entrepreneurs we work with are really an outstanding group of businesspeople, and we have seen more true successes than anyone probably has a right to see.
Whether your goal is to become great locally, or eventually to expand to being great regionally or nationally, or even internationally, let's get started.
Here is how we can help you with retail business plans:
The creativity and determination of entrepreneurs create successful retail business plans, especially when that business is their own. For your retail business, here are all three components that you need to create a great business plan for your store:
| Your workbook
|Your business plan template|
In the midst of planning your retail business, the promotion, the products, the staffing, the build out ... in the midst of all of that comes your financing.Your 7 Step Business Plan is
It just doesn't get any better than that.
... and lots more! Whatever type of retail business is yours, this is the business plan that will set the path for your financing.
The 7 Step Retail business plans tackle the issues relating to all sorts of stores, from exotic parrot stores to custom clothing designers.
What Retail Stores have Benefitted From the 7 Step Retail Business Plan Series?
Thousands and thousands, such as:...Skate Store ...Convenience Store ...Bath & Body Products ...Bicycle Shop Business Plan ...Book Store ...Bridal Shop ...Camera Shop ...Carpet & Flooring ...Cell Phone Kiosk ...Cigar Shop ...Computer Store Business Plan ...Bait Shop ...Cookie Shop ...Cooking Supply Store ...Cosmetics ...T-Shirts ...Dance Outfitter ...Diamond Store ...Jewelry Store Business Plan ...Doll Store ...Dollar Store ...Electronics ...Fire Equipment ...Formal Wear ...Art Gallery ...Grocery Store ...Hardware Store Business Plan ...Hat Store ...Equipment Sales/Rental ...Hobby Shop ...Home Accessories ...Furniture Store Business Plan ...Hunting Store ...Import Export Store ...Lighting Store ...Lingerie Store ...Massage Aids ...Men's Clothing Business Plan ...Motorcycle Parts ...Musical Instrument Store ...Novelty Shop ...Nursery ...Vitamins ...Nutrition Shop ...Office Equipment Business Plan ...Office Supply Store ...Party Store ...Pottery Shop ...Printing Shop ...Racing parts Store ...Record CD Store ...Tobacco Store ...Magazine Stand ...Fabric Store ...Shoe Store Business Plan ...Skate Shop ...Skateboard Shop ...Special Needs Clothing ...Specialty Clothing ...Specialty Gifts ...Sports Store Business Plan ...Collectibles ...Antique Store ...Artists Supplies ...Sunglass Shop ...Communications Store ...Tobacco Store ...Toiletry Store Business Plan ...Trading Card Shop ...Used CD Store ...Video Store Business Plan ...Home Supplies ...Card Shop ...Baby Clothes ...Maternity Shop ...Shoe Store ...Runners Shop Business Plan ...Athletic Equipment ...Toy Store Business Plan ...Game Shop ...Cutlery Shop ...Beauty Supply ...Cosmetics Store ...Health Foods Store Business Plan
Overall rating: (4.8 out of 50 reviews). Here's a sampling:
Garden Shop Retail Business Plan
Dick Takahashi. "The wife and I finally decided to open our own garden shop. Actually, this is the first of several shops that we will be opening. Our town is too small for the large chains, so we are excited about expanding into more smaller towns just like ours. The Retail Business Plan helped us create a strong beginning for our business. it was just what we needed to get focused!"
Jackson Oosong (Canada). "Quilting has been my passion since I was a very little girl. Now I feel so much more optimistic about making my quilting store a reality.."
Turning Junk Into Collectibles
Heather Speakor "There are just so many vacancies in my local mall that I had to approach them on my thrift shop idea. I had to sign all kinds of covenants about not making it junky (it is a 'collectibles and art store' now!). But with the mall's backing and a great business plan, even my banker thinks it's a good idea."
Too Hard? Not By A Long Shot
Mickie Smith (Tulsa, OK). "I just wouldn't have believed it was so easy. You've got my five stars!
Yes, We Can!
Josh Schmidt (S.Car.). " Good show. I think the other guys try to scare you into believing that you can't do it. But I know better now."
The way to get things done is to stimulate
competition. I do not mean in any sordid, money-getting way, but
in the desire to excel.
CHARLES SCHWAB, founder of the large investment company
Retail Store . It is your dream store. Plan it right. Fund it right. Make it grow.
Comic Book Store. Take your super heroes to the bank! This may sound like a small hole in the wall store, but it has international potential.
Auto Parts Store . Find your niche and watch it grow, from VWs to Ferraris to hub caps.
Specialty Food Store . Fancy cheeses. Exotic oils and spices. Teas and coffees. Whatever your passion, there is a store for you.
Clothing Store . Slinky somethings or study overalls, shoes to hats for everyone. Create a store that captures your style.
Gift Shop . You might call it a souvenir shop or an arts store or import shop. What it has are treasures that you have discovered.
Retail Florist . The daisies... the roses ... the aromas! What a wonderful way to make a living.
Pet Store. Furs, feathers and fins, with a few other creatures thrown in. A pet shop of any kind initiates a world of smiles.
Mail Order . Millions of ideas to choose from... Hundreds of ways to market them... With the world at your fingertips, mail order is enjoying a strong surge in business!