So whatever you start, you have to think big. I will explain with examples.
Start a grocery store,think & act like a supermarket; You’ll become one
By Grocery store, I visualize a village grocery store having one owner and utmost one or two more assistants who will help customers and also may serve as deliverymen. The owner and the assistant share all duties as per the requirements of the moment.(I repeat ..of the moment). There are no designations and no instructions as to who does what. Everyone does everything.
The owner is the sales man (indoor & outdoor), accountant, cashier, quality controller (!), supplier management officer (!!), customer relationship officer (!), stock management officer (!) , marketing manager and so on. We have seen many grocery stores which work to our satisfaction as a customer. So there is nothing wrong as long as the customer is happy. But it depends on you as the owner what you want to achieve.
Will he able to duplicate the same grocery store multiple times? Will he be able to start a super market and run successfully even if he has all the financial means? The answer to both is NO.
He might be able to open one or two more Grocery stores within reachable distance from one another, but he will never be able to start one in the next village.
Start a supermarket but act like a Grocery store; You’ll become a very big grocery store
How to think like a supermarket when starting a grocery store?
- First of all, give a great name to the grocery store similar to that of a supermarket. It will make you keep thinking like a supermarket
- Of course you should know what is a supermarket and should have a rough idea how it works.
- You should notice that there are different people for carrying out each functions of the supermarket
- You should notice that the owner does not involve in day to day activities at all
- You should notice that in spite of huge number of customers, all the required items are available in all the racks at all times. So some one is managing the stocks efficiently
- It is worth noticing that there are special promotions and marketing campaigns going on at different times which is by some other experts inside.