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From Nothing to Everything: An inspiring saga of struggle and success from £2 to a £200 million business by Rami Ranger

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6. First Steps in Business

MY FIRST THREE businesses were all local corner shops – a post office, an off-licence and a convenience store. In a way these were foolproof businesses because they came with accommodation and a ready flow of customers. They gave me income and properties that I could improve over time and sell at a profit. During my time at KFC, I’d learned about the logistics of running a business – the management of stock and materials, marketing, selling, cash flow, profit and loss and the importance of good customer service with attention to detail. I was confident in my ability to manage an operation and felt that whatever small shop I took on, I could make it work.

These were years of growth and development for me personally ...

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