Re: Opening up a ClothDiapering store, questions for WAHMs and anyone who owns a stor
I have been a home-based in home/classes teaching/online retailer cloth diapering business for almost 2 years. While I love doing it, I have not made 1 cent yet. The amount of money it takes to stock a "store" is huge to have a decent variety to where customers will want to buy from you (we are talking $10,000-$15,000). Not only that but as a brick and mortar, you would also have the rent etc. It would be VERY hard to get a business loan for this type of business, banks just don't see any profit in it (and they are right, it is more about advocacy than making a living, I have 2 side jobs now in addition to the cloth diapering business). I too would recommend looking into the "consultant" option where you are essentially building another cloth diaper retailers clientel by offering classes and demos.
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