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Retail Store Business Plan

Key Takeaways

Financial Feasibility
Infrastructure/ Equipment Investment
Margins in each product/ service category
Breakeven Sales & ROI
Budgets for all functions i.e. IT, Marketing, HR, Inventory, etc.
Profitability per month
05 Years Projection
Financial Risk & Mitigation Factors
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The retail industry paves the way for an exciting life by providing goods and services that you and I need – from food, apparel, home décor and furnishings, appliances, electronics, etc. As such, it is one of the fastest-growing industries and a lucrative business sector. Entrepreneurs behind retail ventures must be all in to risk their capital, invest their time and make a living by providing customers with what they need and want in a dynamic environment. The key ingredients of your business lie in selecting the right business model, developing a comprehensive retail business plan and combined with the right product shall work together to set up your business for success. However, if you need to get your business off the ground and make it thrive in a highly fluctuating and competitive environment, you need a business plan to map out all the key components. With a well-thought-out retail store business plan, you can get the overview you need to make smarter decisions about where your business is headed to. For developing a foolproof business plan, you may take guidance from retail store business consulting firms.

How important is a retail store business plan? Let’s take a look at the key benefits:

1. Gives clarity on your business idea

A business plan warrants a lot of research and the process of writing it allows you to map out all the multiple steps you need to turn your vision into reality. This will give a clear idea of what problem you wish to solve in the market and how you plan to do it. This will also act as a powerful foundation for your business in the future and help you evaluate every decision you make is relevant to the business strategy and goal.

2. Attract investors and business partners

Every investor would want to see some solid projections and strategies for the company’s future which would help them decide on whether they would like to invest in your business or not. A financial plan for a clothing store will explain to investors how your business plans to achieve its strategic goals and objectives. You will need to conduct financial analysis and draw conclusions on your start-up costs, funding options, break-even point and projected profit and loss in your business plan. A solid business plan would help you present these crucial numbers and convince your potential investors that your idea is a worthwhile investment.

3. Asses Operational needs

Thinking through all major day-to-day activities that need to be accomplished is crucial while launching a retail business. It is important to assess all retail operations and determine a custom strategy for these in the initial phase. Making sure your supply chain and merchandising runs smoothly is the best way to ensure profits. Writing a business plan walks you through every aspect of the supply chain and merchandising and uncovers any gaps in the process without wastage of time and resources. A proper marketing plan for retail store helps you to plan the marketing and customer acquisition strategies.

Running a retail business, although exciting, is not an easy feat. There’s a lot that you will need to consider and doing all the necessary research and planning upfront will get you much better prepared for success. So don’t wait to start on your business plan. Get down to work and start writing your retail business plan now.

Why DFX to develop business plan for retail store?

Whether you need a good get-start to validate your business idea and start developing your offline retail store business plan or an online retail store business plan, DFX can help in devising a business strategy that best suits your priorities. At DFX, retail store business consultants shall guide on the do’s & don’ts and best practices based upon years of experience in retail business development and develop a fully customisable winning business plan.

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Visioning

It is important to let the ‘numbers’ validate your business model before taking a deep dive into it. In this section, DFX experts shall help you assess the financial requirements and commercial viability of your business project.

Good budgeting ensures that you are spending your investments and revenues judiciously. If you go spending unplanned, you are almost certain to deviate from your profitability goals. Budget allocation serves as a business’s expenditure roadmap. As a part of the business financial strategy, this module will cover the approaches and guidelines for effective budget allocation.

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Business Strategy

Retail business need to function and move ahead as one organized unit. In this module, our experts shall define the internal organisation structure of the proposed business entity. We will also map the scope of work and functioning of the external stakeholders (i.e. agencies, consultants, vendors, suppliers, etc.).

IT system strategy shall also be defined which shall cover the assessment of the IT and software requirements of the business spanning across various line and staff functions. The timeline for implementation of every software application shall also be done to ensure that business operations are initiated as per schedule.

Process Strategy shall be a part of business strategy wherein you will learn about how to make your startup business enterprise more process-driven and less people-dependent. You will uncover tools and strategies critical to achieve the same. The module will cover how business processes and operations are defined and how they can be improved and improvised in a planned and systematic manner.

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Sales Strategy

Marketing begins with the idea of retail business or a product/service itself. Everything that places a business enterprise in the right spot at the right time is mostly about marketing decisions and strategies. DFX experts shall work closely with your business and devise "Go-to-Market" and "Business Launch" marketing budgets and strategies so that your business starts off with the right note.

Your advertising and promotional efforts would be meaningless if you fail to generate the targeted sales levels, consistently and efficiently. Managing and controlling sales can cover a wide range of factors including data analysis, goal-setting, feedback and reporting, skill training, defining workflow, leaderships and monitoring, time management, incentives, etc. In this model, you will learn about formulating a robust sales operations strategy for your business.

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Financial Strategy

It is important to let the ‘numbers’ validate your business model before taking a deep dive into it. In this section, DFX experts shall help you assess the financial requirements and commercial viability of your business project.

Good budgeting ensures that you are spending your investments and revenues judiciously. If you go spending unplanned, you are almost certain to deviate from your profitability goals. Budget allocation serves as a business’s expenditure roadmap. As a part of the business financial strategy, this module will cover the approaches and guidelines for effective budget allocation.

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Action Plan

By determining the action plan, we arrive at the implementation plan with duration of the project. It maps the sequence of tasks that must be completed on time; otherwise the project will get delayed. In this module, you will learn to map the critical path that leads to the launch of your business on time. It will help you channelize your focus and efforts on priority basis and help you stay organized during the entire process.

Do's & Don'ts are well-defined within implementation plan to avoid anticipated roadblocks during retail business setup

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Overall Duration

25 - 45 days.

The objective of the "Business Plan" is to analyse the business potential and overall financial feasibility of the proposed business project. The Business Plan format will have to be amended to comply with the banking standards and requirements. If you need assistance with loan documentation, please notify the DFX team beforehand.
You can prepare your Pitch Deck based upon the business plan. If you need help in writing your business pitch deck then please refer to our services related to "Pitch Deck" development.
Your advisor will be chosen from our team of experts. Our internal allocation system also ensures that the advisor assigned to you is ideally suited for the knowledge transfer keeping your business needs at the forefront. In case you are not comfortable with your advisor at any point in time, we will immediately address your concerns. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced experts on board selected through a stringent evaluation process and trained as per international standards.
You can make the payment online through bank transfer and digital wallets. Our team shall guide you with the payment procedures.
Until the initial 01 session or 60 minutes of advisory sessions are completed (whichever is earlier), you can cancel the services at any time. We assure 100% money back into your original payment account within 72 working hours of your cancellation. Please note that few banks may take longer but from our side, it shall be processed and proofs shall be submitted.
Every city/country presents their own set of business scenarios and challenges. Our finance experts shall understand your business constraints and accordingly design solutions specially crafted to suit your business requirements.
We have a 3-Step process to get started:
Step 01 - Request for Quote
Step 02 - Service Quote Finalization along with SLA (Service Level Agreement)
Step 03 - DFX Experts start working on your business
The entire consulting shall be conducted online keeping in mind the ‘new normal’. The total duration shall be defined in the proposal. In case you want to speed up the process, you can always pre-schedule your dates of consultation with our expert.
The entire consulting will be a live one-on-one interaction with DFX experts.
This is a personalised one-on-one online consulting, in which you will be interacting 'LIVE' with DFX experts.

Key Takeaways

Financial Feasibility
Infrastructure/ Equipment Investment
Margins in each product/ service category
Breakeven Sales & ROI
Budgets for all functions i.e. IT, Marketing, HR, Inventory, etc.
Profitability per month
05 Years Projection
Financial Risk & Mitigation Factors
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