After numerous years as an assistant manager, I was approached to open and run a new electrical wholesale business in Swindon. The experience has taught me a lot and I have gain a great deal of knowledge on how to, and how not to open a new business. I have learnt about the need to advertise, product knowledge for the customers and location, location, location. My co-workers have been brilliant and very supportive and there is good team insitu. However the hardest part of the job is getting fresh-blood through the door. In a town where there are numerous electrical wholesale businesses competition is very fierce and any new business takes time.
Lack of infrastructure.