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Old 11.01.2011, 12:20
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Hi All,

I am starting up a very small business creating babies/childrens interactive playmats and cushions to sell online.

If you have any advice about setting up a small business in CH please let me know!

Also I would welcome feedback on how much you might pay for something as discribed below:

1mx1m Floor Cushion
Undersea theme (other themes would be avaliable). Handmade. Lots of texture and interesting pieces to entertain small hands. (think the soft books that crackle and have bits that flap up etc) All very securely fastened by stitch to ensure safety. Can personalise if required.

Thanks in advance for you feedback.
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Re: New business - research

Nice idea.

I would think that you could use Ricardo.ch and ebay.ch as online sales channels. Another place to put an ad might be the Basel Childbirth Trust website (they have a classified section).

Smaller, privately owned children's clothing and toy stores might be interested in selling some of your mats / cushions on consignment.

Just a few ideas. Good luck!
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Thanks very much. All very good ideas!
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Re: New business - research

Hi Alison,

The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce has a useful page on their website offering help when setting up a business - http://www.bscc.co.uk/index.php?opti...d=98&Itemid=80 . The pdfs on the right hand side contain a wealth of information.

I work there so if you have any questions let me know! Once you are set up you may wish to consider becoming a member of the BSCC. We provide a good platform for business networking.

Good luck!

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Re: New business - research

Hi Alison, your idea sounds lovely, I would actually be interested in buying one! Do you have photo's?
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Re: New business - research

To be honest, I think a business started in Switzerland making such items by hand would price itself out of the market. Saying that, generally I think that the provision for children in Switzerland in terms of shops/products etc is not so good as in for example the UK.
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Hi All,

I am starting up a very small business creating babies/childrens interactive playmats and cushions to sell online.

If you have any advice about setting up a small business in CH please let me know!

Also I would welcome feedback on how much you might pay for something as discribed below:

1mx1m Floor Cushion
Undersea theme (other themes would be avaliable). Handmade. Lots of texture and interesting pieces to entertain small hands. (think the soft books that crackle and have bits that flap up etc) All very securely fastened by stitch to ensure safety. Can personalise if required.

Thanks in advance for you feedback.
"I am starting up a very small business creating babies" - should go very well
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Hi Alison, your idea sounds lovely, I would actually be interested in buying one! Do you have photo's?
I have PM you with some info.

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