Starting a Furniture Making Company

Business planning is a must for any startup. In the process, a prospective business owner must make a lot of decision that would determine how the company will be run later on. You must know every home, office or shop needs furnishings and even a fully furnished space will need some refurnishing sooner or later.

This only means that there will always be a demand for fixtures like sofas, beds, tables, bookshelves, lockers and cupboards.

If your locality is undergoing rapid development, you can be sure a furniture making business will be a hit. If you think you will do well by opening a furniture business in your area, here are some questions that could help you formulate a business plan.

Buying an Existing Furniture Company
 

You can start a furniture business by buying an existing one or starting one on your own. If you are assuming a business, you would have the advantage of getting cash flows immediately -- and possibly -- an established reputation and a solid base of clientele. But check on possible downsides like unpaid debts and some record of customer complaints. Also discover the reason why the owner is selling. This could help you form a decision whether or not you want to pursue a transaction.

Starting a Furniture Making Company

If you plan to build a furniture business from scratch, you would have to decide on several other matters in addition to the usual questions of what structure of business will you adopt. You must determine the type of furniture store you will be. Will you be a big outfit offering all sorts or furniture or a small but specialized one? Will you be supplying locally or will you reach out to a wider market. Will you be establishing a presence on the Web and accept orders online? Will your goods be all new or will you have second hand ones? Will you allow customization? What will your line of stocks be? Will you hold an inventory or supply goods as they are ordered?

Furniture Making Business - Specialization

If you want to specialize, will you offer a particular type of product or sell to a particular type of market? Who will your main customers be? Will they be households, offices, or luxury accommodations? Will you sell expensive, top of the line items or cheaper ones for the lower end of the market? Will you concentrate on wood or metal furniture? On the finer points, will you sell accessories like linen, cushions, lightings, and mirrors? Will you handle re-upholstering, refinishing and repair? Will you have delivery service? Will you give discounts and special offers? Will you allow credits? What will be your policy regarding returns?
 

97 Comments

  • Omar said on April 26, 2010
    what might go wrong with a furniture business? as i am thinking of going into it. thanks
  • MELANIE said on June 30, 2010
    I NEED TO RUN A FURNITURE BUSINESS AT TONGA ISLAND, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START
  • Obichere said on July 1, 2010
    Hi, I want to go into the furniture business and will like you to help know what tools and equipment are needed and the cost as well. I am writing from outside the US. Thanks
  • Uche said on July 24, 2010
    I have nurtured the passion to start a furniture business in Abuja, Nigeria. I have informally been attending to furniture needs of people using a skilled man. But I really want to learn the art of furniture making, then build my own company before mid 2011. Thanks with whatever advice you can give
  • marcella sokolowski said on July 25, 2010
    i live in cleveland heights ohio, i want to start making furniture from my home and selling it, what are some of the tools i will need for everything. i will be making tables, sofas, end tables and beds.
  • Tiffany Richard said on September 8, 2010
    Hi, I have a strong passion to create a furniture line. I just don't have the guidance to do so. I live in Houston and there are a lot of furniture stores. Where is a good place to open one? And do you know how much it will cost to open a business? Any advice would be helpful thanks
  • EJEH said on September 24, 2010
    hi, i really love like to have my own furniture company, the passion i have for it make me study wood tech, how can i start?
  • rakesh mahapatra said on November 1, 2010
    please tell me the procedure of govt. to start of a furniture company.
  • Dushyant said on December 3, 2010
    i want to start furniture business, i want to know how can i make good furniture in cheaper rate and sell them in cheaper price but also getting profit from it. the kind of wood can i use to get good benefit in both manufacturing and selling.
  • Simeleni said on January 1, 2011
    i want to start a office furniture making business in south africa and i need help with tips on how to go about opening it. i have skills in making office furniture, but i do not have the equipment, i have been relying on wood selling shops for board cutting, i have been only assembling for now
  • Andrea said on February 10, 2011
    I want to start an online business with drop-shipping do you think that it is a good niche to go into I really want to do this I just dont want to spend money on a bad idea
  • shafeeq ibrahim said on March 24, 2011
    i am from india. and need help to start a furniture company. wood and metal furniture. but my budget is very low. so how can i start with low budget. what all machine i have to buy in first step. so could you help me and send me some information to help me.
  • yash said on April 3, 2011
    i am in noida just started modular furniture but getting lots of difficulties to run in proper way like lack of knowledge/funds/management. please suggest what should i do to run my business nicely.
  • Bukky said on April 6, 2011
    I am based in Abuja Nigeria and would like to be advised on how to start a furniture company in Nigeria without capital. Thanks.
  • Max beginner adviser said on April 28, 2011
    looks like we all have the same idea, i'm a tradesman in furniture making certificate 3, i work in a high class furniture making company but want to start my own business from my backyard after hours and weekends (my own designs targeting everyday affordable furniture) while still working at work due to income and the knowledge and love i have for making beautiful items. as like many i'm fine with the making of furniture but outside work i havent got all the machines i need to make from home. i am lost trying to get help due to the circle they seem to take me in without giving me the answers i need and unable to startup with questions like, licenses? zoning? marketing? free professional advice? government funding if it is available to help start up? things like that. anyway if anyone has advice that had or having this problem please help or stay in touch, or add me to facebook for longer chats: Max Thorp i'm in Tasmania, Australia. thanks for your time and hope our dreams come true one day. to the above i wrote, if you add me to facebook please tell me something like furniture or something so i add you as a friend, thanks
  • Max beginner adviser said on April 29, 2011
    Andrea, drop shipping if you get a proper one is risk free. at most you pay the fee to put your add on a site like ebay. drop shippers are the middle man. you find items on there sites and become a member, then you place the add and price you want to charge aswell as a postage calculator so people can work out how much postage they pay to get it delivered to them. (note some items are free postage) then you wait for someone to buy the product, you wait for payment via paypal (best but has fees), once payment received you log into the drop shipping site and purchase the item you sold. not sure but it should come up with details you put the buyers name and address (found on the paypal payment details), the item gets posted direct to the customer (they never know its drop shipped). and you keep the profit. be careful its wholesalers that charge you before you sell. notice: i am not a professional, i tried to drop ship 1 item a yr ago to try it out but had no buyers. also most drop shippers have a chat help online box, they help you with any questions you have. good luck, i forget most of the sites but remember chinavision has a drop shipping part.
  • Vetrivel said on May 13, 2011
    Hi I'm planning to start a furniture company. starting with a low budget of 3 to 4 lakhs. Please advise. Regards, vetrivel
  • katagum said on June 26, 2011
    i am a student in unimaid nigeria given a topic to present a seminar on the role of buyers in the development of furniture company,therefore i need ur help pls.
  • Agaba Oganyi said on November 29, 2011
    I will love to know more about starting up my own company.
  • Diva said on January 25, 2012
    Am planning to start a furniture company... i have no experience on it but i love designing... can you advice me on the start ups and how to attract clients.. I live in Lagos Nigeria
  • phillip.T. Oundo said on January 30, 2012
    I am starting a metallic furniture business, i have quite some experience from a previous company I worked at. I have done research on suppliers, market and competition. Thinking of offering something fresh and different though start small and low capital so that it can gradually grow as i monitor it steady. Advise will highly be appreciated and considered. Am in Uganda.
  • Bigboy Kathumba said on February 17, 2012
    email me for partnership in furniture manufacturing i am in Zimbabwe
  • abiodun lawal said on February 21, 2012
    i want to set up a furniture company basically home furnitures like kitchen cabinets,doors ,bed & wardrobe........also like to be selling MDF boards,cutting & hedging machines.it will be sited in lagos. sorry my e-mail is abyglobalcare@yahoo.com,d furniture company will be set up in lagos,nigeria
  • Jaydip savliya said on April 1, 2012
    I have many idea for furniture design. I want to start my own business. But i don't know how to manage my business in world level. How i can manage raw material ,money, labor work.
  • james said on April 11, 2012
    I need to start up a furniture company in lagos nigeria, am currently doing my NYSC in badagry Lagos. The fund to start this business is not a problem as I have acquired it from my sponsor. All I need is advice and location that will be best in establishing this in lagos and the techniques needed. Please I need a suggestions on this if anyone could be of help. Thanks.
  • Thomas said on May 1, 2012
    I am thinking about opening a furniture store and needing some idea of where to start. This will be a small store that maybe supply goods through order and hold an inventory. How to start? I'm located in GA
  • saba khan said on May 15, 2012
    mira road mumbai..selling and making in saharan pur u.p. this is carving furniture. 917666317766 saba khan
  • Jenny said on July 29, 2012
    I would like to start a furniture business in sibu, sarawak malaysia. How i going to budget my business? RM 200,000 is enough to start or nt?
  • IGE Oluwadamilare Philip said on September 2, 2012
    I own Furniture Company here in Lagos, Nigeria. I am doing well; I am thirsty of modern Furniture and Deco, when I come across some furniture from foreign countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and South Africa etc. I wish to learn more in other to enhance and expand my company, is there any company(s) South Africa that can make my dreams to come to pass?
  • Bashir Bala said on September 11, 2012
    I need information on modern portable and big furniture making machines and furniture making schools around the world. Abuja FCT Nigeria
  • venkataramana said on September 28, 2012
    i am 20 year experience in wood working. i am established in wood furniture industry. i am indian andra pradesh in karim nager dist nearest magervillage gopal rao pet please valuable advise me
  • Beauty said on September 28, 2012
    Hi! my name is Beauty. I am from South Africa. I want to start a furniture shop in the rural areas and I have no experience. so I wanted to know the challenges about running a business like that. Disadvantages and advantages. What I mean is will I make a living out of that?
  • george said on October 1, 2012
    i live in Cameroon and working for a multinational company for several years now. I want to start up a business of my own. I have some family members who are into furniture but i want a very modern business. I have some capital and would want to concentrate on average end residential homes. mainly doors, kitchen cabinets. Can you guide me on equipment needed and amount it might cost to start up?
  • Niraj bikram thapa said on October 8, 2012
    Hi i am from nepal chitwan , and i want to start the furniture business and i dont have any experience on the relative field so can u just point out me the any kind of challenges on the relative field which i have to face any please hoping for the valuable advise ...
  • Chinyere said on October 26, 2012
    I own a small furniture business at the moment and have had a bit of experience working for some other companies previously. I would like some advice on how to expand my business and the machines to start my own production factory, also where is the best place to source these machines and how much will they cost. Abuja, F.C.T, Nigeria
  • Karan arora said on December 2, 2012
    Hey evryone i'm karan from jalandhar punjab, india. i'm planning to start a business of wooden cupboards. Help me gyz i just wanna start up with manufacturing. If anyone can help me by telling cost required Just wanna start at small scale
  • rama chandra patra said on December 8, 2012
    we have furniture showroom about 900 sq ft now we want to set a furniture work shop both steel and wooden for that we can spend 30 lakh rupees . please advice.
  • Boopathi said on December 28, 2012
    hi i am living in trichy, tamilnadu, india i am interested in ss furniture making shop in small please give some ideas.
  • johnhappy said on January 5, 2013
    hi, my name is john from foshan, China is famous for the biggest wholesale furniture market. what's my job is to arrange the container ,QC, Sorucing , Settle banksment and Loading. my mobile : 86-15918172271
  • heritage said on February 4, 2013
    hi, i'm living in italy, have 2 showrooms in there if any one need solid rosewood, Antique afghani or pakistani furniture please contact me, if any one planning to start a business in europe or else can also contact for order
  • Avinash said on February 14, 2013
    @saba khan Please provide me the contact details, avinashpardeshi@gmail.com
  • joe said on February 18, 2013
    if, any one is interested in opening a furniture instituted, he should mail me
  • Ali said on February 21, 2013
    Looking for joint venture furniture manufacturing business in Bangladesh. Two of the largest furniture companies are already present here.
  • Andile said on March 5, 2013
    Thokoza, Johannesburg, South Africa. i run a furniture manufacturing company & i'm having difficulties in marketing and making it to be a big brand.
  • Joe Ochoa said on March 26, 2013
    We are USA and China steel furniture manufacturing business and have been very active in USA, Mexico and Canada. Seeking new furniture buyers in Africa and middle east need to assure the interest is real
  • Kenneth said on May 1, 2013
    I presently run a furniture company in Lagos, Nigeria but looking forward to expanding. I had the discussion with a sponsor about having my own production factory and he asked me to bring up a proposal to that effect. I will really appreciate it if I can get an assistance on equipment list and prices as well as where I could source for them. I still wouldn't mind a copy of a proposal sample to serve as a guide to me. Thanks as I anticipate your swift response.
  • Kayode Eniola Oni said on May 4, 2013
    hello pls i want to tell you that i need to look for job work. i am furniture company. i am deaf man at lbadan. pls help me money. i dnt have money nw. i dnt have work since to nw. pls rly me thk
  • Zax said on May 5, 2013
    I live in Jos. I need to know where to get best prices for PVC automatic edging machine and sliding saw table machine within Nigeria. My plan is MDF furniture business. Thanks in advance. Zax
  • paul said on June 9, 2013
    i am based in nairobi, kenya, i wish to set up a commercial sofa manufacturing plant. would be interested in a joint venture particularly with a company with an established international brand. please contact me paul@kolmaltd.com. thanks
  • aaqib majeed said on July 7, 2013
    I am going to start a manufacturing unit of furniture and Joinery. can you tell me how I can start and how much project money is required. My location is Anantnag jammu and Kashmir.
  • Denton said on July 14, 2013
    Hi I am residing in South Africa, have extensive experience in the making of steel furniture. I need someone who can assist with funding or join as partner for this project, I have some tools to start off but need material. There is a big market for steel furniture as I have already did the marketing and research, If someone out there are interested please do not hesitate to contact me at Email: denton.merideth@gmail.com - or mobile 0719116761.
  • abhimanyu thorat said on October 17, 2013
    I have my own manufacturing factory in india n I manufacture almost all kinds of furnitures like chairs , tables , sofas, bed , lamps, coffee tables , school benches, racks, cupboards , showcases etc at affordable prices. We are also into custom made manufacturing of furniture according to your specifications n needs . Well I am here looking for market worldwide n also if u can give me some tips on marketing & also tips on internet marketing . I am looking for dealers n distributors for my products to get more market .Anyone interested to contact me, please feel free to contact me for more information, as I believe the key to expand ur business is by socializing n by gaining n developing more contacts.My email is thorat.abhimanyu@gmail.com .Thank you .
  • kavishwar b. juikar said on November 14, 2013
    I have lot of confident , but i don't know how to start. I have no more investment . 12 years experience give me strong back support .
  • reena sivnarain said on November 20, 2013
    good day my husband and I have experience in manufacturing lounge suites from start to finish we are looking to manufacture for someone who is interested in manufacturing and run his company it is not only the manufacturing we can do but also the purchasing and selling of the finished products can be in england or europe if u have someone interested plz let me know regards reena
  • hero victor said on November 27, 2013
    I want to start a standard furniture company I need all types of machines that will help us fulfill our dreams so we need your help, we are located in Calabar nigeriawepp
  • hero victor said on November 27, 2013
    I want to start a standard furniture company I need all types of Machines and their prices that will help us fulfill our dreams so we need your help, we are located in Calabar nigeria.
  • surulirajan said on December 22, 2013
    hi i want to start small furniture factory in Bangalore like Kitcen, wardrobe, doors, window office workstation i need money. Help to by machines what i have to do please help me how to start
  • Sanjay B. Kanekar said on January 6, 2014
    I have my own furniture making business in Kalyan, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I can do better designs as per the clients requirement as per the order given. I'll provide the furniture with good designs in cheaper rates. For any order related furnitures. Please contact me on email. You can contact me on : 8976515510
  • Mariam Sultan said on January 8, 2014
    Am planning to start a furniture manufacturing company... i have no experience on it but i love designing... can you advice me on the start ups and would like you to help me know what tools, equipment, hardwares, & accessories are needed and the costs as well. I want to make sofas, chairs, wooden tables, acrylic tables, home accessories, headboards, and also I want to do my own embroidery works on my pieces like cushions and sofa fabrics plus make engraving works for wooden pieces like tables or laser cuts for tables, etc. Hope to hear from you soon.
  • Ankush Sharma said on March 21, 2014
    Dear people, anybody who want to start a furniture manufacturing company and need some technical support can contact me +918792490322 already done setups for 2 companies and now looking forward for a business partner who can invest too.
  • Funke said on June 6, 2014
    Hello people, anyone trying to start a furniture company who needs help should contact me or anyone who source for furniture for clients and for those without experience or want no risk, then I offer partnership where we make and deliver to your clients doorstep. For these and more on Furniture and interior design call +2347030065609 or email funkealade@ymail.com. We are in Nigeria. Thank you
  • solomon said on July 15, 2014
    Hello, I am into selling of MDF, HDF (ply wood), and particle boards here in Nigeria. The rate at which the boards are been sold is very fast. But I have a problem, I want to start importing these boards. please is anybody from china here who can help me out....
  • Dike Rodney said on October 16, 2014
    I have a good knowledge of furniture business as i have been the head of operation in a well known furniture company in Nigeria. i want to start my own but i have no capital to set it up. Please kindly advice on ways to raise capital for the business. Thanks
  • Yogesh said on October 20, 2014
    i want to start sofa manufacturing factory in India. though i am an interior designer, i am not from the manufacturing sector Can you help me get the paid consultant to start sofa factory.
  • divvakar said on October 31, 2014
    hi, as you may aware, there is big room for furniture market in india, am doing my own construction business . now am planing to set up furniture manufacturing plant. am looking for a company for joint venture .
  • richa said on November 26, 2014
    hello all ! We are looking for Industrial / Metal designers. Kindly let us know if you can design furniture with steel pipes and tubes ( Round, Square and Rectangular) both Black and Galvanized. We also make open steel profiles such as U Channel, Door Profiles [HS Profile and Bottle Profile], HS Omega and Half Bottle Profile. You can use wood , glass along with our product being the main component. If anything is unclear please don't hesitate to contact me. richa@atl.mu - email.
  • Akram Saifi said on December 22, 2014
    Hello everyone I am M.H Decorator and m search a furniture manufacturers company with join own busin. plz contact me 9810246486
  • Mvuleni said on January 3, 2015
    I stay in South Africa in Pretoria. I have tried hard to acquire funds so as to start a school furniture and office furniture manufacturing company. I have resorted to try and get a partner in this regard. I have 20 years work experience in this industry and as a result I am very much known by customers. Please don't hesitate to consult me if you are interested to start up a furniture business in South Africa.
  • Abhay sharma said on January 8, 2015
    @Mvuleni: I am interested in your proposal, Kindly contact me on abhays.sharma@gmail.com Thanks
  • Mvuleni said on January 10, 2015
    I have just received a response on the furniture manufacturing in south africa and I am hoping for the best.
  • Mvuleni said on January 10, 2015
    @Mr Sharma , I can't wait to hear from you again soon
  • Abhay sharma said on January 11, 2015
    @Mvuleni: Thanks for your kind response Mr. Mvuleni. I do have business plan lets meet up or else we can sykpe. kindly drop me an email in this regards. Thanks.
  • Mvuleni said on January 11, 2015
    Hello Mr Sharma, I have sent you an E-mail address and am awaiting for your response.
  • bontis said on January 11, 2015
    furniture distributor and a cost manager..contact +2348165043571
  • Mvuleni said on January 17, 2015
    @Bontis , the distribution of office furniture in South Africa has big market and I am waiting and open to offers of partnership in this regard.
  • Mvuleni said on January 17, 2015
    @Bontis, I have the clients in the country but I don't have the working capital
  • Mvuleni said on January 19, 2015
    Hello @Abhay, i have responded to your E-mail in regards to your question if i want a working partner or a silent partner. i have indicated that i need you to be quite and you will get all the reports on what is going on and also you will be visiting the factory on regular basis
  • Mvuleni said on February 1, 2015
    @Sharma, I have been waiting for your response on my E-mail. I want to find out from you if you are still interested in investing here in South Africa on school and office furniture manufacturing. My cell number is +27796134496
  • maninderjit singh said on February 16, 2015
    Ludhiana . I want to start new business in small city . what will be best one ??
  • akash Singh said on April 10, 2015
    hello friends i m from delhi and planing to start my own furniture manufacturing business but i lack the knowledge and capital required so any of you who wants to do the same can contact me on my mail id that is...akashsinghlakra@gmail.com. m having a full fledged plan for future.
  • Ogaufi Amogelang said on April 30, 2015
    Greetings to you all my elders, i am a young lady from Botswana and i have a desire to start a furniture shop business in my village.The best opportunity is that people in my village want furniture and there is no any furniture shop nearer. so i would like you to help me with ideas on how i can be able to start up the business. Thank you for your cooperation, advices and ideas in advance.
  • kenneth said on August 23, 2015
    i need advise on how to run furniture production line.and software and systems required kenneth
  • tols said on October 13, 2015
    Am an Architect / interior designer,based in Nigeria, planning to start furniture biz ( kitchens, wardrobes etc).i want partnership and financing.I have an existing client base already.
  • Lakshmi.M said on December 16, 2015
    I want to start a my own business in furniture in bangalore. I am having 4 years of experience in civil & architect field. Kindly provide me the idea about the investments and the location. Thanks
  • vijay said on December 22, 2015
    hi I am Vijay having exp in BPO/KPO for 15 years. Need to start my own business in furniture in Bangalore. I do not have any experience nor idea. Eager to start with small investment. Can I get a help and a very good career in this business line
  • Osman Hazaam said on December 25, 2015
    Hi, My name is Osman and I from Nairobi/Kenya. I have a strong passion to create a Furniture business line, with affordable prices on high quality products. Would love to partner with any company who can provide us the tools and equipment. I'm big fan of David James and read his book (Upholstery). If you are interested working with us ,please don't hesitate to email us Wizo065@gmail.com. Thank you.
  • equbal said on January 10, 2016
    Hi. I am Equbal siwan bihar and i want to establish a work shop of steel furniture and boxes.
  • Harish Dalvi said on February 1, 2016
    Hi, I m planning to start furniture business want to know every aspect of it ,be it supplies , wooden or metal furniture, legal documentation if any, scope in desired business, too many questions in mind....please awaiting revert
  • a khan said on April 29, 2016
    I would like to open furniture manufacturing business in Botswan. I am visiting soon and I need someone to guide me which is right place to open in botswana, I'm from south Africa. I can be reached at Iqfurniture786@yahoo.com
  • Shane Seymore beginner adviser said on August 31, 2016
    Guys I work in South Africa for a major furniture company, I would love to start my own furniture company as I have worked in this industry nearly ten years. We manufacture our couches and design them, the wooden products we import, but there are repairs and logistics as well. It is very difficult to start your own company first there's a thing called patent search, then if it doesn't exist you have to patent your idea before you can mention it to possible investors as I do not have the capital to start up, I need my own factory and someone that can design furniture as well, also in short supply. To start up a business like that with a showroom as well and staff you need your overheads to covered for at least the first 3 months and you need back-up kapital for unforeseen costs all in all your looking at 5 million rand, then you have a factory, machinery, staff, showroom and back-up capital, because you will need to become established before your business is constant, which includes marketing. Also an easy and fast big order approach is to go see hotels and guesthouses in the area to see if they would require any furniture, also offer value added services like linen, synthetic plants, custom designs and staining, and variety in fabrics and leather. Then also the more recycled product you can include in your manufacturing process the more you save on production costs and help the environment plus your creating jobs. Use cheaper materials but not to cheap so that you can maintain your reputation and not be overwhelmed by quality complaints. If your aim is to supply high end high quality furniture, you will only corner a small percentage of the market, if you supply your furniture too cheaply your brand will die as rich people do not want to buy what poor people have in their home, so there must be a balance to cover a large market share and maintain a good brand name. One last thing is if you have a showroom with sales staff, they should be trained and professional but let the client feel like they are part of the family, they become more relaxed and are more likely to visit you again, more then that your after sale service should be even better repair turn around times in S.A is 4-6 weeks, that means your client is without couches for that period, so use loan couches. Quality inspection is a big part as a faulty product leaving the factory results in negative feedback from clients and ultimately impact on profitability....may all go well in your endeavors.

    Furniture Business Owner

  • Subhash Chandra said on October 16, 2016
    Deal All, I want to start furniture manufacturing business. How to start? what is process. I know that production process but marketing process i don't know. so please provide me more detail of this business.
  • Ravie Jain said on April 15, 2017
    @Heritage, We are furniture manufacturer-exporter based in India. We can supply you. contact me info@maxlogisys.com
  • Ravie Jain said on April 15, 2017
    @Shane Seymore, please contact info@maxlogisys.com for furniture
  • Sandeep Saraogi said on December 10, 2017
    Want to know the kind of machines required to start a small but top of the line hardwood furniture making unit.
  • Partha said on January 12, 2018
    Depends on what type of furniture you need to make. Get in touch with us at ppghosh06@gmail.com
  • YVETTE said on July 18, 2018
    Hi, We currently manufacture exclusive wooden furniture combined with steel. This includes decorative items for the home. We have a small client base and would like to expand. My dream is to have a shop which displays these items. How do we expand to a shop?
  • James expert adviser said on July 19, 2018
    Hi @YVETTE, here are few tips to consider for opening a retail point for your furniture.
    1. Find a place where you think your customers will come to buy a furniture.
    2. Size of the place depends on showing items and the amount of space you need at a minimum to fit them in
    3. Settle on a contract with the house owner
    4. Apply for a retail license at your local clerk office
    5. Do some interior work for the shop, make sure to have enough lighting
    6. Hire 3-4 people to manage the store for you
    7. Pricing the items is not a big deal for you as you are already doing the same business
    8. Do some marketing and spread the news of new furniture store in the neighborhood

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

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