August 7, 2006 4:43 PM EDT
I am working on a business plan for a new fashion boutique in a down town area. My problem is I am not sure what the cost of the inventory will be. I know how much each item will cost. But I do not know how much inventory I need. My store has about 3,000 sq feet. I want to carry clothes and gifts. I do not want to cram pack my boutique, I also do not want it to appear empty. Is there a rule of thumb about how much inventory one needs per square foot.