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Being an independent retailer requires an extraordinary amount of patience, motivation and discipline. Starting a retail business also takes much planning. To gain an advantage and increase the likelihood of success, entrepreneurs should spend time exploring and evaluating their personal and business plans. The following resources will provide insight into planning and starting a successful retail business.
  1. Retail Ownership
  2. Business Planning
  3. Location, Location, Location
  4. Retail Space and Facility Management

Retail Ownership

Do you have what it takes to own and operate your own retail store? Anyone considering starting a business will probably answer 'yes' to that question. Before starting your business, take a moment to seriously consider your strengths, weaknesses and the qualities any good retailer should possess.

Business Planning

Business Plan

The best foundation for any retail start up is a solid business plan. Learn how to write a business plan for your retail store, find out why writing a business plan is necessary, purchase business plan software and locate free sample retail business plans.

Location, Location, Location

Choosing a location for your retail business. What are your retail location options? View types of retail locations, learn how to negotiate a lease, dealing with landlords, buy versus lease and other location issues.

Retail Space and Facility Management

Advice for retail store design, layout, choosing store fixtures and other resources for managing a brick and mortar retail facility.

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