Philippine business is dominated by stores throughout the country. They are along streets, in communities, in and around malls, and in office and school districts. They’re everywhere. But operating and manning a store business can be boring. Many of the store businesses that give up are not so much because of financial woes but because of boredom. How do we fix boredom in a store business?
Home or out-of-home store businesses often open at 6 or 8 in the morning and finish till 9 or 10 in the evening. Mall store businesses open regularly at 10 or 10:30 in the morning and end at 8 or 9 in the evening. If one’s new in the store business, it is likely that one would personally man the store. It takes lots of secured profits to afford hiring another person to man it. Manning a store business can be very tiring and boring. The first few days of a store business may be exciting. But after a few months, it gets uncomfortable.
To beat the woes of manning a store business it’s important to keep a goal. Make a yearly goal and break it down to monthly, weekly, and daily goals. Keeping a daily goal in mind makes the clock seem to tick faster. Morning till evening manning of a store business would seem too short and one would begin to wish that days were more than 24 hours a day.
To beat the daily goal, daily sales strategies must be in line. One would be too busy trying to hit the sales goal by thinking up sales pitches and techniques, to think of boredom or discomfort in manning the store business. Then keep the place tidy and smart. Check the shelves for instance, and make sure they’re filled up and items are well arranged. Vacant spaces on shelves make for a lousy store business image. Engrossment in this makes the clock tick even faster, as it were.
Befriend customers. Don’t kill time in a store business by reading comics or watching a portable TV set. This is the best way to discourage customers. Furthermore, showing oneself openly as a welcoming and available store business proprietor not only boosts sales but lets one enjoy the business as well.
Store businesses can be more lucrative if one gets to enjoy it more. By simply learning to like customers and serving them, a store business can thrive and remain.