December 13, 2017  
 
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Opening a Clothing & Accessories Consignment & Resale Business

Launching a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business is your ticket to owning a good, stable business if you do it right. This article contains nuts-and-bolts information that may be key to your ultimate success.

Thinking about opening a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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How to Draft a Clothing & Accessories Consignment & Resale Company Business Plan

We know - writing a business plan can be a daunting task for a new entrepreneur.

But here's the good news: With a few tips, any entrepreneur can create a successful plan for their business. If you can get past the mystique, you'll see that a business plan just describes where your clothing and accessories consignment and resale business is headed and how you intend to get there.

Once your business plan is in place, you can use it for a variety of funding and planning functions.

Before you begin, we recommend reviewing a few sample business plans.

Investigate Competitors

Well in advance of opening a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business within your community, it's worthwhile to determine what the competition looks like. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors in your area. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of clothing and accessories consignment and resale businesses in your community.

Is the local market large enough to support another clothing and accessories consignment and resale business? If not, you had better be sure that you are doing things much better than the competition.

Talk to People Who Are Already in the Business

As part of your due diligence on opening a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business, it's essential that you speak with somebody who is already in the business. If you think owners of nearby clothing and accessories consignment and resale businesses will give you advice, think again. The last thing they want to do is help you to be a better competitor.

Fortunately, somebody who runs a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business outside of your community may be more than happy to give you a few tips, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. It can take a while to find an entrepreneur who is willing to talk, but it's well worth the effort.

Want the scoop on finding a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business entrepreneur in another community?

Here's one way to do it. Just use our link below, find somebody and call them.

Purchasing a Clothing & Accessories Consignment & Resale Business

At Gaebler, we're big advocates of buying a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business instead of a startup. Yet the process of buying a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business introduces a new set of challenges.

Buying a business can be just as complex as starting one. For most prospective business buyers, the first step is to contact a business broker.

Although you could buy a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business on your own, you'll save time and money by recruiting a reputable broker with industry experience.

Consider Buying a Franchise

In general, franchises are faster and more reliable than typical business startups. When it comes to supply chains, marketing, hiring processes, operational procedures and other areas, it's hard to beat a small business franchise.

While it's true that franchising has both benefits and drawbacks, our apparel franchise directory will give you the tools you need to evaluate whether a franchised startup is a good fit for you and your goals.

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Are You Already a Clothing & Accessories Consignment & Resale Business Owner?

If you currently own a clothing and accessories consignment and resale business, these resources will come in handy:

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