Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Book shop


Although the internet has thrown up many challenges, independent book shops can still succeed and are often supported by a core of loyal customers. Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own book shop.

The information in this guide is organised under the two main cash flow forecast headings of: INCOME and EXPENDITURE (see below).

Start with the CASH SALES section under INCOME, which includes an overview of the sector, so you can work out how to start making sales. Then look at each of the INCOME and EXPENDITURE sections.

The CHECKPOINTS at the bottom of sections give more detailed help, including these key topics:

You can find more general information on business planning on Start Up Donut. Later, you can use the INCOME and EXPENDITURE structure to put together your actual cash flow forecast.