I'll be darned if I'll EVER again trust any employer with MY livelihood!!
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 16, 2009
RetailStartup.com is now available. One stop; everything that's needed by aspiring retailers. Finally!
2009 may result in the highest number of store closures in history. There's been a blood-bath of retail failures, bankruptcies and downsizing. But, you know what, retailing is NOT DEAD! Not by a long shot. Quite to the contrary, say Pat Johnson and Dick Outcalt, Co-Founders of The Retail Owners Institute®.
In fact, The ROI Co-Founders are expecting the financial crisis to generate a surge in retail startups, likely the highest number this country has ever seen. Why? More people are saying, "I'll be darned if I'll EVER again trust any employer with MY livelihood!!"
Yes, people everywhere are more motivated than ever to be their own boss. "And what has a low barrier to entry?" asks Outcalt. "Yep. Retailing! Opening a store! Turning a hobby into an income!"
"Plus, would-be retailers – and retailers looking to expand - can be opportunistic", Outcalt continues. They are saying, "Look at all the great spaces that are available. And the rents are so cheap!"
Until now, people jumped into opening a store with two things: their savings and a dream. Now they have a third ingredient: RetailStartup.com, a one-stop website with links to everything from appropriate banks and attorneys to hundreds of books and financial benchmarks for 51 different retail segments.
This one-stop "shop" has pulled together everything that some savings and a dream might be lacking. As a companion site to The Retail Owners Institute, Retail Startup is already assisting people worldwide to avoid mistakes and to better realize their dream.
"There's much information out there for 'small businesses' and 'small business startups'," says Johnson. "But there's very little specifically about retail. So, The ROI has developed Retail Startup, a one-stop shop for all startup retailers, whether online, catalog, or storefront."