Pros And Cons Of Starting A Running Store


– Specialized expertise in running shoes, apparel, and accessories

– Ability to cater to the needs of avid runners in the area

– Opportunity to work with local races, sports teams, and other organizations related to running

– Possible discounts from suppliers for bulk orders

– A supportive running community that may drive additional business


– High startup costs for the necessary equipment and inventory

– Limited customer base within a specific area

– Seasonal nature of the business; sales often fluctuate with the weather

– Competitors from larger retailers, who may have the ability to offer lower prices

– Difficulty staying organized and on top of inventory demands