The market for golf products is continually growing considering the worldwide popularity of the sport. You can take advantage of this situation by setting up a store that sells golf products. Assuming you have built the establishment and are ready to sell, you must consider a few guidelines when it comes to managing your initial capital, operating budget, and inventory.
Spending a lot on the visual aesthetics of your business establishment is a good idea. However, it is more important to spend on good-quality inventory.
To be safe, save enough funds for at least six months worth of operating expenses—that is, payments for rent, utilities, salaries, advertising and other aspects of keeping your store in business.
Because you probably would not have enough cash to pay for the salaries of extra personnel, you must be prepared to do a wide variety of duties. Also, you should be prepared to work at least 60 to 80 hours a week.
Take note that your actual monthly payments are most likely 25 to 50 percent off your projection. In other words, be prepared of unforeseen expenses that are sure to occur, taking a great portion of your operating budget.
After a month or two of operation, review the pace in which your inventory is disposed. Identify those that are moving slow, and sell them at a cost lower than the suggested retail price. You can also sell these items in online auction sites. Quickly disposing them gives you the assurance that the capital you used for those items has earned you something.
To monitor your sales, expenses, and inventory efficiently, consider purchasing a good-quality point-of-sale equipment and software.
With these tips, managing the financial aspect of your golf shop will be much easier.