Sports shop business involves selling sports goods and equipment to athletes or sport participants. It may be either focusing on a particular sport such as cricket, baseball, volleyball etc or it might be making products available in general for all kind of sport and even toys for children. Anyway, if you have a zest for sport and you would like to be boss of a sports goods store in your community, here is a 5 quick steps guide to help you get started:
1. Develop a business plan
Jot down a business plan, a formal document which in a summarized way demonstrates your overall business objectives that are to be achieved, resources and strategies to be utilised for reaching them successfully. I commend seeking a professional’s assistance in case crafting a business is beyond your capability.
2. Business structure
Decide on a business structure ( sole proprietorship or a partnership ) you want to adopt. Involve your friends and also family members to assist you in coming up with a catchy name for your shop and then get it on legal files in your jurisdiction.
3. Capital assessment
Take a careful assessment of total investment right from the fee you will pay for business registration to rent for storefront to procurement of sports supplies from wholesalers or dealers to even utility expenses.
4. Hire labour
Get (if required) one or two people employed in your store so that you effectively handle customers orders. While you don’t need to check their qualification but you do require analysing their interpersonal skills. Treat your customers the way they deserve if you want your business to cherish, after all no customers means no business as simple as that.
5. Avoid competitive price initially
Avoid adopting the pricing policy of your competitors. Rather put focus on selling products at a low price compared to them.