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There are hundreds and hundreds of options when starting a retail business. There are big stores, boutique stores, baby stores, boot stores, and probably even stores for bebop records. Choosing the kind of store you want is one of your major decisions.
For decades we have relied on the "tried and true" old methods in retail stores, old ways of doing things. Well, this is not your mother's store. It is YOUR 21st century business.
Probably the biggest difference is the concept of the "ideal customer". For decades marketers have told us to hold a vision of that ideal customer firmly in mind in everything we do. In one respect that is still true. But where that "ideal customer" is limited geographically, we need a whole new outlook.
You know about the internet? Well that affects everything you do to reach and entice your customer. Perhaps you need a spot on the Google map showing where your business is. Perhaps you need a full website where your customers can find specials. Perhaps your website will attract customers from across the country, or around the globe. Perhaps Twitter will tweet specials to your regulars. More and more each day the internet is helping us re-define our ideal customer, and serve that customer better.
And it is evolving by the day!
If there is one thing you can do to really be successful it is to learn to use these tools to help you market your new retail business. Odds are that your competitor is NOT doing it, and it could well be the advantage to put your business over the top.
It's a whole new world, and here is the small business plan to
help you discover it:
workbook for starting a retail business
|Excel spreadsheets for starting
your retail business
What businesses benefit from Starting A Retail Business? Well, quite a lot, such as:
... and lots, lots more. If you can imagine it, it can be in a store.
Few of us learn by reading essays, especially if we are entrepreneurs. There is something about an entrepreneur that demands a hands on approach to learning. The whole workbook was designed with an entrepreneurial mind set in mind, just so that you can do as much as you can do before you actually open your retail business.
|Dozens of Worksheets!|
|Dozens of checklists!|
|Page after page of annotated notes for you to start a retail store business!|
Love your work. If you always put your heart into
everything you do, you really can't lose. If your heart is in it, you
probably succeed, and if it isn't in it, you probably won't succeed.
Whether you wind up making a lot of money or not, you will have had a
wonderful time, and no one will ever be able to take that away from
as "Hawkeye" in M*A*S*H
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