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If you’ve been dreaming of starting your own retail business, you may be put off by not knowing where to start. Success is really all about careful planning, and being realistic in your expectations. Consider some of the steps towards opening your own store in Manchester or Yorkshire:-

A Legal Structure

Do you wish to become a sole trader, limited company or partnership? Do your research here, and decide what is the best choice for you. There is plenty of information and advice throughout the internet on this subject. You can also approach an accountant and business adviser.

Products & Services

Decide what your core products and services will be, many products will require services also. If you sell fridges, you may offer servicing and maintenance or repair too, although this if frequently carried out by the manufacturer.

Pick a Name

This can be a fun part of your business plan, bearing in mind that the name has to let others know immediately who you are and what you offer. Go for something obvious rather than a clever play on words, so that people can find you easily, especially online. Your name followed by what you offer is a good idea such as ‘Croft Double Glazing’.

Shop or Online Store

Think about how you will conduct business, will it be in a store, by phone or online? Customers expect a range of options when it comes to buying, but most love browsing whether online or by visiting a shop. Online stores offer convenience, yet people love to try on clothes or see things ‘in the flesh’ before purchasing.

Design Your Visuals

Whatever you choose for your business make sure it catches the eye, and get the best look you can afford. This means an amazingly attractive website, or a fabulous high street store front. Websites come in a range of formats these days for a state of the art result, looking great and functioning well. An actual shop will attract passing trade, and if the shop front is well designed and stunning, will draw customers in through the door in droves.


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Stunningly Versatile Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors

Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors & Windows Manufacture, Installation, Service, Repair & Maintenance, Manchester & Yorkshire


Picture the scene, you wake up on the day of the family celebration in Manchester or Yorkshire, mostly to be held in the garden. However, it’s raining, so with a heavy heart you consider postponing the party until the weather is dry. But wait, you remember you recently had Aluminium Bi-Fold doors installed, which changes everything. You realise that the garden will still be fully viewable due to the stunning expanse of glass now in place. You also know that the minute it dries up and the sun comes out, you can throw open the Bi-Fold doors and have double the space.

Even when the weather is perfect, there are additional benefits to installing these doors. If there are elderly relatives who would struggle to move around on grass or outdoor surfaces, they can still enjoy the fun. Once your Aluminium Bi-Fold door system is completely folded back, the home and garden are as one. Meaning those sitting inside are just as much part of the proceedings as everyone else.

Visitors are always impressed with the sleek and sophisticated look of Aluminium Bi-Fold doors, not to mention prospective buyers. Although they represent a chic contemporary feel to every home, these doors have been around for quite a while. Bi-Fold doors feature in history as:-

  • Pompei, Italy is the site of a find which included a folding door from 1AD!
  • This type of door, featuring hinged, foldable leaves were often found in ancient Greece and Rome.
  • Romans disliked single leaf doors and used double or folding doors both externally and internally wherever possible.

The versatility of these doors cannot be overemphasised, they are used for domestic and commercial properties. Perfect for patios, extensions, conservatories, showers, bedrooms and many other applications.

If you would like some advice about installing secure, thermally efficient Aluminium Bi-Fold doors, we would be delighted to help. Please contact us on 0161 736 6484.

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