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Starting a physical Retail and F&B business

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Lubritrade Building (Opposite Bras Basah Complex)

408, North Bridge Road




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The Retail and F&B sector had undergone many challenges, in particular manpower issues, plus a competitive landscape and changing demographics compound the failures of many would be entrepreneurs in a volatile society.

Many have come, and go. Yet these are avoidable if the business owner or entrepreneur had understood the basics of operating such businesses. Many went to set up shops without a clear plan and strategy and thus their business does not sustain through a volatile and fast pace society.

Objectives of Learning workshop

This workshop utilizes the Business Model Canvas to help participants envision their aspiration to start up a business in the Retail and F&B sector in a clearer manner and intend to drive further interests in participants to seek further knowledge in the industry.


- To bring a clear awareness of the opportunities in the Retail and F&B sector

- Share what make a business successful

- Share the Technologies that can be adopted in the business to mitigate existing issues faced by the Retail and F&B sector.

Topics include;

- Opportunities and Challenges in the Retail and F&B sector.

- Using the Business Model Canvas for planning and strategy

- E-commerce or physical presence? What other players are doing?

- Factors to consider when setting up shops / food outlets

  • Location- is it important?

  • Costs of rentals, manpower, Utilities, Supplies of goods, etc…

  • Sales promotion - "driving customers to your outlets"

  • Service concepts, Merchandising, Shop layouts.

  • Basic Financial analysis

  • Customer service and retention

- Technologies adoption to increase sales and productivity

  • How to run an outlet with very limited staff

For whom;

- Potential entrepreneurs (include Hawkers wannabes)

- People working in the sector and want to gather knowledge to enhance their portfolios, or to set up a

business of their own.

- Existing small business owners in Retail and F&B sector.

A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund. " Everyday, a Learning day."

Note: Training room location will be email to attendees 3 days before the workshop

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In the event of any change in date or venue, or the cancellation of the event due to lack of quorum, the participants will be notified 3 days prior to the event. By filling up this event, I hereby agree and consent that my personal data provided in this form may be collected, used, processed and disclosed by Motiver International Consultants for the purposes of processing my registration to the event, invitations to future events and online surveys; marketing and promotional activities on print and social media, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and all subsidiary legislation related thereto.

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