How to Start a Sports Shop

Do you love sports and think you have what it takes to encourage others to play sports? If Yes, one of the ways to do it is by opening a sports goods store at your local place.

Sports shop business involves selling sports goods and equipment to athletes or sports 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 is a summarised way demonstrates your overall business objectives that are to be achieved, resources and strategies to be utilized for reaching them successfully. I commend seeking a professional’s assistance in case crafting 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 a storefront to the procurement of sports supplies from wholesalers or dealers to even utility expenses.

4. Hire labor

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 analyzing 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 the focus on selling products at a low price compared to them.