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Store location

Choose your retail location wisely as it can have an effect on your profitability. You may want to consult with your municipality to find out about laws related to signage, zoning and land use, and do other research about the demographics and environment.

Consider these factors when choosing a location:

Consider the best scenario for your type of store:


Consider these issues before signing a long-term lease:

Making the decision

You may wish to hire a consultant to analyze 2 or 3 potential locations for your business, or talk to people who have been through the process and are willing to offer advice. A municipal lawyer can help you navigate zoning and land-use by-laws which may help you choose a location. Take your time when making your decision; weigh the pros and cons, and make sure it’s the best decision for you, as well as the business.

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