A reader named Sue recently contacted me with a predicament for her business plan for her new boutique. (Sue, yay for you for opening up your own store!) If any of you have suggestions, post 'em in the comments.
I am currently in the process of writing a business plan to open my very own gallery and boutique. I will be selling mostly handmade artist goods, thus supporting those who craft. I am hoping to develop excellent relationships with such artists and would love to work on a consignment basis with them, but am unsure of what sort of percentage to take?! I will be paying rent on a brick and mortar storefront (most likely over $1000/month - ouch) and doing all of the advertising and such. Is 40% too much for most people? I would love if you would put this out to your readers for me, so i can get some feedback.
Any reader suggestions?