How to start a health store
Do extensive market research to determine what kind of people shop at health stores, and if there is a demand for one in your area.2
Create a business plan that states the reason for establishing your business, the competitive advantages of your health store over similar stores in the area, the type of products you will carry, the kind of customers you will attract, and your pricing policy.3
Scout ideal locations for your health store, taking into consideration health-food demand in the area, convenience, parking, and proximity to potential competitors, such as a nearby supermarket that stocks health-food items.4
Thoroughly check supplier credentials so that you have a reliable supplier base in place for providing high-quality goods.5
Set aside at least one-year's salary to live on while you are waiting for your sales to turn a profit.