Do you really need premises for your business from the start?

Most businesses where the customer must come to you, such as cafés, restaurants, hairdressers and so on have no choice but to get premises from the start.

If you’re a retailer, you may have decided that you need a shop rather than relying on catalogues, home-shopping parties, events or the web (which I do urge you to think seriously about, at least to try out your idea in the short term before committing yourself to expensive rents). You need to first identify the area in which your shop should be located (you may have done this last week), now you need to keep your eyes peeled for shops to let. They may have signs outside or be advertised in the press. It’s also worth calling ...

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