Starting a Small Business/Starting a business


Hey, Aqib here. I am 22 years old. I have great passion to start my own business. I have studied Entrepreneurship last semester and i really influenced what my teacher taught me. So last night i was thinking to starting my own business after graduation. I play soccer and I want to collect soccer items like T.shirts, caps, stickers, pens, mugs, action figure of soccer players etc etc. I want a shop where i have all these stuff because i have seen these things in typical sports shop. I will make questioners and fill out from my target market which are teens and kids starting from 10-22. So i just want an expert opinion whether this idea is ok or not?

Hello. You really don't need my opinion you need the opinion of your potential buyers. Without buyers who will buy your items at prices they can afford and you can make a profit, you won't have a business. So be a lion, they hunt where their potential food is, they go to the water hole. You need to find your water hole, where your potential buyers will be and their water hole. This would be hobbiest, football mad guys etc. so find your potential buyers, talk to them about what they need and set up your business.  With such a niche business you need lots of research before you become an entrepreneur. Then write, with or without an expert, your business plan. Then you can get started. Also think about selling on the Internet. You could start on eBay and maybe other specialist sites. Research research, research first,.

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