Working from dwelling has numerous advantages, particularly after I evaluate it to our (my girlfriend and I) Nation Retailer enterprise. Listed here are a few of the cons that we’ve working a retail brick and mortar enterprise.
The primary con is it’s a must to have staff. It’s exhausting to seek out individuals you may belief. I’ve had some main issues with staff through the years. Stealing is the most important drawback. One other drawback with staff is after they name in; we’ve to be there. Which means staying shut by, no holidays for us.
One other con to have a retail retailer is gross sales taxes. accept ebt at my store, (aka Meals Stamps), in case you have the Lottery, and in case you sale fuel, it’s a bunch of paper work. I lastly employed an accountant to handle it for me each month.
One other con is robberies. My retailer has been robbed four occasions at gunpoint. My girlfriend was working one evening, and our daughter was engaged on one other evening. The opposite staff in fact stop proper after they received robbed, which I can’t blame them. The truth is, our daughter stop, too. She was solely working at our retailer till she discovered one other job. We didn’t need her down there, however she wanted the cash.
One other con is coping with DHEC (Division of Well being and Environmental Management). A few of DHEC’s guidelines make no sense. For instance, our retailer is a metallic constructing. We determined to insulate and use the metallic inside for our partitions as an alternative of sheet rock. It might be quite a bit simpler to wash do not you suppose. Properly they made us put sheet rock up across the mop sink and different locations, saying you could have to have the ability to clear it cleaning soap and water and a rag. Appears to me you should utilize that on metallic.
We have now had issues with drug sellers desirous to promote their medication in our car parking zone. It took us some time to wash it up, however each on occasion somebody will attempt to park over to the aspect and make a deal. The final one we caught was making an attempt to promote to a 16 yr previous. Evidently, he discovered we don’t play.
Our retailer is out within the nation. It’s best for us to purchase issues at Wal-Mart, grocery shops, and the greenback retailer to resell it. We have now some distributors that we purchase from, however relating to grocery merchandise we will get it quite a bit cheaper getting ourselves. That being mentioned, it’s one other con to proudly owning the enterprise. It’s a chore to go looking for $500 – $1000 value of product. It’s a lot to cost, and it’s numerous work.
That brings me to the conclusion. Having a home-based enterprise is great. I don’t worry about gross sales taxes. I shouldn’t have to fret about staff, getting robbed, or something like that. Plus, the tax write offs are nice. Consider me after I inform you, “You possibly can reside a stress free life in case you have a profitable on-line enterprise.” I ought to know I’m an affiliate marketer and social media advertising and marketing marketing consultant, now.
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