Thanks everyone so much for your help! Erin, I would love to get in touch with Joanne...it sounds like she would be a great resource, and I admit, the more resources and great advice, the better off I`m going to be.
Right now, the space I am looking at, is approximately 2500 sq feet.
Shopgirl here....you ain`t heard the last of me :) I have lots of questions. The one that has been burning in my mind the most, however, is that of acquiring a start-up inventory for a retail store. I have been in touch with several manufacturers requesting product pricing information, as well as ordering, shipping, etc. I also have the information for a trade show. How do most small retail businesses determine and build a start-up inventory....trade shows, individual manufacturers....and how do they determine the inventory costs? Oh, I LOVE this SUNny little place...thank you!
Greetings from the midwest! I am new to SUN and loving it so far....lots of great info and advice. I am a nurse turning entrepreneur and have had a dream and vision (nearsighted) of a kitchenware store for many years, that I am now working on to becoming a reality. I have done some coursework in business technology in the past and TONS of research and reading/learning on my own since then, but I AM new to this and so I am very grateful for any and all information. I`m looking forward to my Sun-surfing!
Greetings from the Midwest!
I am Shopgirl and I am changing directions entirely, going from a nurse (great career, but I don`t determine my own worth) to an entrepreneur (have wanted to be one for years). My vision (nearsighted) is a specialty retail store, selling high-end cookware, kitchenware, tableware, cooking accessories, etc. It is going to be AWESOME! I should have my biz plan ready for presentation by the end of October. BUT, since I am new to this, any and all advice is gratefully appreciated, and so far, I am thoroughly enjoying SUN.