Start a retail business



There are many different forms of retail business, but some core principles are common to most. Retailing at its most basic is buying goods in bulk from suppliers, wholesalers and distributors then selling to customers in smaller amounts, with an added margin.

Retailers typically sit at the end of the supply chain - they are the crucial link between the manufacturers and the customer.

Starting a retail business carries with it unique opportunities and challenges. Financial support may be difficult to come by compared with other sectors, but the upside to creating a successful retail business can be great. See ten top tips for starting a retail business.

This guide will give you an overview of starting a retail business, where to find practical support to help you begin and best practice tips for starting your retail business.