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Findings section 2 - Where should the store be located In which town should the store be located? There are a lot of advantages for a business, this pie chart (shown below) is showing the results I gathered from asking strangers if they thought Crawley needed more shops, as you can see the majority says yes Crawley does need more shops. The results I gathered mostly supports my view that there is a 'gap in the market' for a new store in Crawley, from this pie chart even suggests that Crawley need more shops, its citizens think so...the conclusion I can make with these results is that Crawley needs more shops, but it depends on what the demands are of the citizens and then after getting that data you can choose what type of store will be best in that town, the type of store that you can make a lot of money from. This is a map of bus routes and railway in Crawley, the bus routes are quite impressive as they go everywhere in Crawley taking pedestrians where they want to go in Crawley. The transport links are quite impressive, there are bus stops around that you could use if you are in a rush to get somewhere in Crawley, the railway system is quite good because there are 3 stations and they are quite close to the ...read more.


PO5-2 35,200 678 PO5-3 35,000 673 PO5-4 23,900 460 PO6-1 37,400 720 PO6-2 34,100 656 PO6-3 28,100 540 PO6-4 30,400 585 PO7-5 (part) 35,500 683 City average 32,200 619 Great Britain 33,700 648 The average household income is shown at the side; there is about �21,400 to �39,300 per annum and per week its �421 to �720. Crawley is a reasonably wealthy town, the average income in 2006 stood at �24,350. This is the average household income for postcode sectors and it's the estimated gross from all sectors of Crawley 2007. This table shows that Crawley is a wealthy town, so Donald Powell will get good money selling his sports products here. Nov 2006 Nov 2007 Change Detached �328,139 �333,569 +2% Semi �240,133 �231,866 -3% Terraced �175,581 �206,759 +18% Flat �144,023 �160,093 +11% All �205,072 �225,256 +10% The average house prices in Crawley is about �205,072 in 2006 but in 2007 there has been a 10% increase in the house prices, for semi detached houses the price is �204,133 but for detached houses the price is �328,139, these prices has increased because Crawley is a wealthy area and the people that are able to afford these house(s) should be able to settle in nicely. Crawley is a good town for Donald Powell is an advantage for a business like his because the customers for a business would be able to afford ...read more.


It would be very useful to get a grant; the government gives the money you need to set up that business and you could set the business up very easily. He could get a government grant in the north. The drawback is that there might not be good enough transport and there might be a lot of other competition. Yes, Crawley does have enough skilled workers, but I think that Donald Powell should consider recruiting in the future when his business is setup, because then he would have time to calculate how much he is willing to pay them and how much everything would cost him. Yes, I think there are nearby firms willing and able to supply the goods to Donald, these firms could stock and deliver what Donald's business needs. There are lots of other towns nearby that people might go to instead which offer a better shopping experience (e.g. Guildford, Kingston, London, etc...), even though lots of other people might go to these neighbouring towns there will still be quite a lot of shoppers that will shop in Crawley, so, you will still get a profit at the end of the day (about �200 every week I expect). However based on the argument this is a good place to set up the sports shop. Dileepa Abeyrathna Business Studies Mr Victory 17/01/08 ...read more.

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