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Opening A Retail Store With Little To No Capital

An auto parts store is one great option. It won't be easy, but it is possible- with the right game plan.

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(SALEM, Ore.) - The health of the U.S. economy is questionable. As more and more workers are facing layoffs, good job opportunities are beginning to decrease.

While many people are forced to take on two part-time jobs just to make ends meet, others are working on starting their own business. Contrary to belief, it is possible to start a business with little to no capital. However, the endeavor will not be easy, but it is still possible. And, this is not to mention the high potential for failure.

Rely on Existing Skills And Knowledge

Many successful businesses were created from someone’s expertise. What this basically means is someone took their existing skills and utilized it to create a business.

Most everyone is specialized in some type of craft, such as oil painting, vintage car restoration and construction. Whatever the case may be, it is possible to utilize these skills to start a business. Doing so will reduce the need to seek outside assistance to help get the business off the ground.

Word-Of-Mouth

Many people do not realize that word-of-mouth advertising is just as important today as it was before the Internet. With that said, it is important to utilize this advertising method to your advantage.

You can do this through friends, close acquaintances, co-workers and family members. Spreading the word about your future business endeavors could put you in contact with potential investors.

Reach Out To The Experts

Many people believe that starting an online business is much easier than starting a brick-and-mortar business. While this may be true in some cases, the online business world is very competitive.

So, it is difficult to really determine which type of business offers more success.

Onlinecarparts.co.uk is just one example of a successful online business that was created with little to no capital. If this business can succeed with so much competition, so can everyone else.

Hit Up Social Media

Everyone utilizes the Internet today to conduct business, communicate with friends and stay on top of what is happening around the world. Among these people are investors who are always looking for opportunities to make money.

Social media platforms are extremely beneficial for people who are starting a business. These platforms connect people with good business ideas with these investors. Taking advantage of social media is a great way to find the much-needed funding for your startup.

Never Overspend

Starting a business is far from being cheap. However, there are ways to cut costs without putting the business at risk. Before making any type of purchase, it is crucial to think it through first.

Overspending and buying items that are truly unnecessary is a great way to ruin a good startup. The best way to secure the best deals is price comparisons and matches. Many companies are willing to offer a price match as long as they are making a profit.

Another way to keep startup expenses to a minimum is sticking with less-known brands. For example, name brand business cards are very nice, but they will cost slightly more than a knockoff brand.

Source: Salem-News.com Special Features Dept.

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Matt October 10, 2018 10:07 pm (Pacific time)

Do we need more auto-parts stores? Perhaps a more suitable title would be, "Starting a small business with little to no capital." Also, there is very little content here. Tell people to write a business plan. Link to resources for writing business plans. Give information on SBA, Chamber of Commerce, Worksource, etc. Starting a business is a great way to liberate yourself from the 9-5; then again, you might be working 9-9.

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