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Give me your advise please about starting a business in CH

I’m thinking about starting little business in the area that I live, an average gift shop, do you guys have any idea how much money I can make in a month after paying like the rent & taxes...
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Old 01.09.2011, 16:56
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How long is a piece of string?
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Re: Give me your advise please

I'm not being funny, but if you have to ask a question like that please don't start your own business.

Do some forecasts.... how much do you think you can sell, then halve it, what do you think your overheads will be, then double it and think how many hours a week you will have to work, and double it again. It might give you an idea of what is actually involved in running a business.

Profit? You might make some in your third year.....
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I reckon about average.
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I think you would make an average of somewhere just between CHf .50 and CHf 347,532.--

depending of course on your product line and shop placement.


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Re: Give me your advise please

Selling average gifts in an average shop in an average area, you'll be making an average amount for that type of business.
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I know, all very funny guys, but why don't you give Selis some hints as to how (s)he can work it out her/himself? Every one of you who is now better informed was once without knowledge and experience in starting and running a business.
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why don't you give Selis some hints ...
Because it would be impossible to know where to start based on the original question... Seriously. GG's given just about the only answer that'll make any sense without knowing:

1) what is going to be sold
2) what goods costs
3) what storage costs are
4) where shop will be
5) what rent will be
6) what operational costs will be
7) what insurances will be
8) what any taxes will be
9) what the demand for the "average gift" will be

... the list goes on...

For the OP - here's a link.
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I know, all very funny guys, but why don't you give Selis some hints as to how (s)he can work it out her/himself? Every one of you who is now better informed was once without knowledge and experience in starting and running a business.
You're either very witty or very silly - I guess time will tell

Be that as it may, here's a useful link for the OP.


For future reference, I "found" it by "typing" the words "business" and "plan" into "google.com". Pretty neat, huh?!?!?


Now, can someone please check flights to and from Züri for me and advise me accordingly? Thanks in advance
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I’m thinking about starting little business in the area that I live, an average gift shop, do you guys have any idea how much money I can make in a month after paying like the rent & taxes...
here's my advice: people commonly think of the product to start a business with. we encounter a lot of that people in marketing and advertising. and they usually fail.

the trick is, observe your market first. start with your target customers, then form a product base on their needs. then you think of production or where you're going to get the stuff for them. from there you think of pricing, marketing, advertising and the like. then you test. test and test before you go into a full blown business and pay taxes, rent and the like.
the idea is to start small. your goal should be to make a small well-run operation.

i'm building my own as well. so we're on the same boat.
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Now, can someone please check flights to and from Züri for me and advise me accordingly? Thanks in advance
There is one flight a month - arriving the 3rd Wednesday of every month - except when Jupiter is conjunction with Mars - when it is on the 2nd Tuesday.

The good news is that the luggage allowance is 60lbs - or about 3kg.

Prices start at 850chf (including Switzerland tax) - and includes aiport transfer by camel - and a glass of prosecco if you land.
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Now, can someone please check flights to and from Züri for me and advise me accordingly? Thanks in advance
There is one flight a month - arriving the 3rd Wednesday of every month - except when Jupiter is conjunction with Mars - when it is on the 2nd Tuesday.

The good news is that the luggage allowance is 60lbs - or about 3kg.

Prices start at 850chf (including Switzerland tax) - and includes aiport transfer by camel - and a glass of prosecco if you land.

Thank you for the advise. Check the ferries for me too. Is Malmo nearer Basel or Zurich?
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Thank you for the advise. Check the ferries for me too. Is Malmo nearer Basel or Zurich?
The ferry from Malmo only goes to Lugano. You can then take a flight from Lugano to Paris - and get the train to Basel from there.
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Re: Give me your advise please about starting a business in CH

OP, gift shop will probably work. There not that many shops in our little town, but I have noticed in other little towns, gift shop is always in the selections of stores. But, everything depends on the type, quality and price of gifts you want to sell. You need to have an attractive shop window, good place, attractive shop wench, uhm....what else, friendly hours, sunday open. But check out with your commune, they might not allow you to even open a shop if you do not have some kind of license, or edu?

By the way, you know you can hire somebody to help you with this, right?
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Re: Give me your advise please about starting a business in CH

wow, isn't this like business plan 101?
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uhm....what else, friendly hours, sunday open.
maybe the OP could rent a 2 floor place. live on the 2nd floor and work on the 1st floor... friendly hours, sunday open, not to mention possible availability 24hours a day. and people could knock on your door if they have emergency gift purchases. hehe!
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For future reference, I "found" it by "typing" the words "business" and "plan" into "google.com". Pretty neat, huh?!?!?


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Re: Give me your advise please

seriously guys, let's try to help the OP out. i think he is more in search of a real person's advice tailored to his situation before he studies the stuff in google???
perhaps after our advice he would get ideas to google out.
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