---- Starting new business what is the first step, NJ
wheel - 8:01 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
Who do you call to get access to their products?
If you have to ask this, you should not be opening a shoe store. You don't know enough about the industry to be competing in what I suspect is a competitive industry.
It also probably means you don't know things like return rates, return policies, markup, shipping costs, payment terms, the actual price you should be paying for inventory, how much inventory you need to keep on hand, what sells and what doesn't, what seasons stuff sells and when it doesn't, and even an expected sales figure.
You are a lamb waiting for the slaughter. Seriously, open a store, but do it in an area you know something about. If this is your dream, this is me jumping up and down and crushing them.