October 17, 2017  
 
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Here's some helpful information that is written for entrepreneurial folks who are thinking about starting a bathtubs retail business. Make sure you consider this advice before you open up shop.

Thinking about opening a bathtubs retail business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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Core Characteristics of Bathtubs Retail Company Business Plans

Every business plan is unique, yet the most effective plans share a handful of essential traits.

If your plan lacks required elements like an executive summary or marketing plan, it could jeopardize its potential to deliver real benefits to your startup.

But in today's business environment, it's also important to discuss the external factors your bathtubs retail business is facing. As a rule, we recommend including a PEST (Political, Economic, Social & Technological) analysis in your business plan as a way of addressing potential threats and opportunities at the macro level.

Don't Overlook the Competition

Prior to opening a bathtubs retail business in your area, it's a smart move to see how many competitors you have. Use the link below to find competitors in your city. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of bathtubs retail businesses that are close by.

It's important to be aware of what the competition is doing. Take the time to visit the competition to properly assess their strengths and weaknesses.

A Good Source of Advice

If you are interested in starting a bathtubs retail business, the next step is to learn as much as you can from somebody who is already in the business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. What's in it for them?

However, an entrepreneur who owns a bathtubs retail business on the other side of the country will be much more likely to talk with you, after they realize you reside far away from them and won't be stealing their local customers. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

Where can an aspiring entrepreneur like you find somebody who runs a bathtubs retail business that lives outside of your area?

We can help. Follow the link below, try a few city/state combos or zipcodes, and then start calling!

Buying Advice for Bathtubs Retail Business Entrepreneurs

Without a doubt, it usually makes more sense to acquire a bathtubs retail business than it does to pursue a startup.

Yet for many entrepreneurs, financing represents a major hurdle to buying a bathtubs retail business. The good news is that it's easier to finance an existing company than it is to finance a startup business. However, there is still some distance that needs to be traveled before you can secure enough funding to put your name on the letterhead.

Even so, before you approach lenders, we strongly recommend you dedicate a few minutes to reviewing our resource on Business Acquisition Financing Tips.

Is Franchising the Right Option?

Would you risk your startup investment on a coin toss? Probably not. But if you're launching a traditional startup, that's essentially what you're doing - gambling your future on a 50/50 shot at success.

Launching a franchised startup can insulate your investment from some of the risks associated with a typical startup. Franchises streamline the startup process and enable inexperienced entrepreneurs to avoid many of the pitfalls that plague failed startups. In general, franchise startups have higher first-year success rates than traditional business startups.

The below link will take you to our bath franchise directory where you can explore bathtubs retail business franchise opportunities from the industry's leading franchisors.

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