Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland and has a population of approximately 600,000 people. The greater Glasgow area has a population of approximately 1.2million and 55 per cent of the residents from the greater Glasgow area commute to city each day.
There is a comprehensive shopping district a part of which is known as ‘style mile’ with shopping streets, precincts, squares and centres. To the East is Merchant City which was once the residential area for the wealthy city merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Four of Glasgow’s higher education institutions and most of Glasgow’s theatres can be found in the city centre. “Wall St. on Clyde” or the International Financial Services District (IFSD) can be found to the western edge of the city centre.
Types of opportunity
With Glasgow being such a huge and diverse city there is any number of opportunities to be investigated.
When searching them, consider retail opportunities. There are endless prime locations for a retail store and the best retail outlet will assist in every way possible.
The in-house designer and store co-ordinator will offer guidance from start to finish. It is in the brand owner’s best interest to make yours a successful business.
Other opportunities to look into are service businesses offering services to other businesses or to the local community. A business minded person could use their existing experience and skill sets to offer expertise with for instance accounting or IT services.
Alternatively, offering their services to households, for example DIY or plumbing by investing in a home service franchise. For a person looking for a work from home opportunity then consider travel opportunities.
Try researching travel or travel business opportunities, to take advantage of excellent commissions and cost price holidays. A person with sales skills but no travel experience could easily invest in a travel business.
Think about business opportunities from home, for example education business opportunities. The number of people employed in franchising in the UK has increased by over 70 per cent in the past ten years according to the BFA and NatWest survey. You are not alone in the search for business opportunities from home.
The number of franchisee owned businesses has grown by 14 per cent in the past 2 years since the survey was published in January 2016. For assistance with your research into the right business for you, why not enter your details on the form above.
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