When it comes to starting your own business there's so much that has to be done in order for you to get it off the ground and running. Whether you're operating a tax services from your home or a grocery store in a mall. Any little thing that goes wrong or that you can't handle could be the difference between your business being successful and it failing.
So you better make sure you go over every single detail of your new business carefully and plentiful before opening the doors to the public. Apply for all the necessary and required permits and licenses. Make sure you have all your start-up capital in place. Hire all the staff you require and buy as many supplies and inventory that you need. Get all that and much more in place and you'll be well on your way to opening your new business.
As a business owner you'll also be faced with a lot of decisions when it comes to running your business. One very important thing you're going to have to decide upon before your business opens is what the hours of operation will be. Your hours of operation will be based on what type of business you're operating. Are you a dentist opening a new clinic? Then you're going to want to be open when most other dentists are working away to make people's teeth shinier and healthier. You need to be aware of your competition.
That being said, matching your competitors' hours is not necessarily the right answer. (Allie at Adelaide Barks) has unusual operating hours that work well for her clients and their dogs, giving them lots of opportunities to find an appointment time that suits their schedule.
If you're going to be running a convenience store then you might want to consider being open 24 hours day. A true convenience store is open all night long or very near to it because customers come in at any time. Be it to fill up the gas tank, buy lottery tickets, or purchase some items they need at that very moment and the only place nearby that's open is a convenience store.
Making the decision as to when your business will be operating is crucial to your success. You want to make sure that your business is open at the right time to bring customers in. There's no point in running a mechanics business if the only time you'll be open to the public is from 9PM to midnight. Who would make time to go to a business with hours like that? Your business and the services you provide and the items you sell should dictate what yours of operation will be. Every type of business, large or independent, caters to their customers. You have to do the same thing.