Here at Barneys, we work on a tradition passed on from generation to generation and are at the forefront of assisting those in the art of running their own seafood business.
Thinking about starting your own seafood business? Have a quick look at this checklist:
1.Have you decided what kind of seafood business you want to start?
eg. Seafood stall, restaurant, café, catering company, seasonal or event trader.
- Do you want a part-time or full-time business?
- Do you want to buy an existing business or start a brand new one?
- Do you want to go it alone or would it be better to have a partner?
Talk to Mark Button at Barneys
2.Have you done any research?
- Have you done any costings?
- Is there a demand for your business?
- Is there any competition?
- Do you have a premises or location in mind?
- Have you done any research about suppliers?
3.How are you going to finance your business?
- Have you written a simple business plan to show to your bank manager?
- Can you finance the business yourself?
- Have you got an accountant?
- Have you checked out what grants are available for starting businesses?
4.Have you analysed your own skills and personality?
- Are you a leader?
- Do you like to make your own decisions?
- Do you enjoy competition?
- Do you have will power and self discipline?
- Do you get on with people?
- Do you bounce back when things go wrong?
5.Have you thought of a name?
- Have you brainstormed suggestions with family and friends?
- Have you googled to see if the name is already being used by someone else?
- Have you thought about the perception a business name creates.
Some other things to consider:
- Registering the business
- Employing Staff