In this video tutorial I explain how to write a business plan for a hardware store, and then how to actually open your hardware store.
Many people think that the hardware business is dominated by Home Depot. And while it is true that Home Depot dominates the hardware markets in many locations, there are many locations in which here isn’t a nearby Home Depot store, and that is a perfect location to consider opening your own store location. When you consider a location for where to open your store, what you should also think about is how many residential homes are in the area, what the needs of those residential homes are, and the overall construction and home improvements projects that will be ongoing in that area. For example, in addition to small construction projects, you will have regular home maintenance by various local businesses, and you should have the tools and materials that they will typically need so that they don’t have to travel far out of your immediate area to buy those materials and tools. Additionally, hardware stores typically have things for the DIY home improvement and home project markets as well.
Let’s discuss how to write a business plan for a hardware store. Usually the main challenge for such a business is to come up with the funds to get started. You need employees, some remodeling, to sign a lease, and to buy hardware inventory. It is also challenging to know exactly which hardware inventory will be most in demand. This is something which you need great advisors for. The last thing you want to have happen is to get a lot of inventory of hardware products that no one buys.
When you get ready to open a hardware store, you must also get the proper licenses and permits that are required by your city and state. You can call your city hall or secretary of state office to find out which permits and licenses are required to open your hardware store. Good luck!
Learn about general business planning and starting a business
Here is a video on how to write a good business plan in general.
Here is a video that shows you step by step how to start a business.
And here is my book on how to go from business ideas to starting a business on Amazon. And here is a blog post with a video about that same book so you can learn more about it.
Lastly, here is my video based course on how to go from business ideas to starting a business (this link includes a very big discount to make it very affordable).
Business And Entrepreneurship Psychology
To start and successfully run a business, you must have a strong mindset, be determined to succeed, and never give up. There will be many challenges along the way, and some of those challenges will be psychological. You will have to deal with issues like anxiety, fear, trust and mistrust, learning to let go of things like your ego, and learning to be humble. To prepare you for that experience, here is an article on business psychology.
And here is a tutorial on how to become a good and successful entrepreneur.by