Teaming up with a friend or business partner
You might also want to consider teaming up with a friend or business partner to open your store together. Not only can this be whole lot more fun, but you can also bring a more complete set of skills to bear on your new enterprise. After all, no-one can be expected to know, and be an expert at, everything to do with running a business, or be completely knowledgeable about all the products and events available to the franchise. If you can find a partner who complements your own skills and experience, all the better!
Also, teaming up with a partner means you will have access to more start-up funds and can split the running costs of the business.