Opening A Retail Dollar Store

If you're opening a store, you may have a clear idea of what you want to sell, where to get it, where your store will be located, and how much money to spend.

If you want to open a store and you don't know where to begin, it's a good idea to attend a trade show and meet various vendors who sell merchandise you will be retailing.  Figure out what your budget will be, and what profit margin you can expect to make.

If you want someone else to do all the work, consider going with a franchise or working with a store developer, who knows what sells best in your area and can find you a profitable location.  There are a lot of variables you may not have considered, which can mean the difference between the success and failure of your business.  Someone in the business of setting up stores knows what to watch out for, and how best to make your store successful.