September 7, 2009
Starting a Beach Business
Ever wonder why businesses of varying sizes and types thrive along the coastal areas? The beach is flanked by a large number of people annually, making it a great venue for setting up a business.
When it comes to a business by the beach, some of your business options include surf shop, cocktail stand, ice cream parlour, swimsuit store, and so on. You may also operate a resort, restaurant, or bar and offer day and accommodation, food, and/or entertainment to beach bums.
At the start-up, you need to obtain applicable licenses and permits to make your corporate operations legal. You can visit your local business club or city hall for relevant information like zoning rules and business taxes. After sorting out legal matters, you will then need to find a location for your business. Depending on the size of your business, you may need months to years of preparation to erect your store or resort. A well-drafted business plan will help and guide you with everything related to starting, operating, and sustaining the business. The plan should include the products and services you desire to offer to clients. You also need to evaluate the competition and the market. That way, you can pick a marketing strategy in terms of pricing, advertising, and other things. It is normal for new establishments to make grand openings, inviting the media over for coverage and giving out samples to people. To grow your business, you might find it profitable to tie up with another beach business. For instance, you could rent a space inside a large beach resort where you open your shop.
If you have been eyeing on the profit potentials of opening a beach business, we hope you find this article helpful.
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