Books on How to Start a Retail Business

Trends on the Retailing Business

Here are our selected books on retailing:

Start Your Own Retail Business and More: Brick-and-Mortar Stores • Online • Mail Order • Kiosks (StartUp Series)

In every community large and small, you’re likely to see a variety of stores: clothing boutiques, gift shops, bookstores, specialty food shops, hardware stores. Their inventory may be totally different, but the steps involved in running them are much the same. Whether you want your own storefront, a kiosk in a mall, an e-commerce store or anything in between, this essential guide covers everything you need to know.



How to Start a Home-based Online Retail Business, 2nd (Home-Based Business Series)

Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying online retail business from your home.





The Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store: All you need to get started and succeed in your own retail adventure

If you’ve ever considered owning a store but don’t know where to start, The Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store is perfect for you. This resource will help you recognize the importance of an independent retail store in community life and the opportunities it offers for a rewarding lifestyle.




Specialty Shop Retailing: Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Store

Unlike other books on retailing, Specialty Shop Retailing is aimed at the reader who has a dream of opening a store, but little background in this type of business. The book takes into account the fact that their motivation is often not primarily monetary, but rather the intangible benefits of creating your own business and working with people and products that you love.




Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble (Small Time Operator: How to Start Your … Keep Yourbooks, Pay Your Taxes, & Stay Ou)

Small Time Operator is the most popular business start-up guide ever. In clear, easy-to-understand language, the author covers getting permits and licenses; how to finance a business; finding the right business location; creating and using a business plan; choosing and protecting a business name; deciding whether to incorporate; establishing a complete bookkeeping system; hiring employees; federal, state, and local taxes; buying a business or franchise; dealing with—and avoiding—the IRS; doing business on the Internet; handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, patents, and much more.