Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Before starting apparel retail franchise business, you must know that how much investment you need for this business and how much it will require with the passage of time because in this business like many others you will not be started earning profits at least during first six months so you must have sufficient capital in hand in order to bear all running expenses easily at least for one and half year. Below chart will really help you to understand what are the areas where investment will be served initially and what will be the later expense as well as how much you can earn through this business but proper planning and knowledge of any business is mandatory before taking any risk!

Investment Type
Amt Rs
Fixed cost
Security Deposit to brand
It varies from brand to brand based on its fame and policies.
Furniture and Fixtures cost
It depends on you that how attractive visual merchandising you want to keep for your outlet as well as the demands of your chosen brand.
Shop security deposit
It depends on the location you selected.
Dealer cost (if applicable)
If this is not your own shop and you get it through dealer.
Heat or cool plant / AC or heater etc
If your plaza or mall is not centrally air-conditioned or heated
Variable cost
Utilities + Maintenance charges
Mainly electricity bill + if you have shop in Mall then you will receive the maintenance bill on monthly basis based on your shop size.
Shop monthly rent
Based on the location and Mall foot flow
Salesmen salaries  + monthly commission + off days working
Normal salary is Rs 15k + 1% commission
Fone / Internet Bills
To entertain customer complaints or promotions of new collections
Marketing materials
If it is not being provided by your brand regularly so you must choose an appropriate medium to market your brand / outlet
(e.g. Stationary, cargo, alterations, salesman food etc)
Total monthly expense
Total monthly sale
Depend on the customer foot flow
Total monthly commission to Franchiser
As per the contract ( 65-70% is normal)
Total monthly commission to Franchisee
As per the contract ( 30-35% is normal)
Total monthly Profit/Loss
sum(X6-X11) - X35%
Balance to breakeven
Sum of total profit/loss from start till current month (-)sum(X1-X5)

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Authored By HMS Khalid
Sohaib Khalid is the founder of "ThinkLikeGiant". He is an Apparel Merchandiser and have been working for Denim companies and brands since 2008. He loves blogging that's why started this blog with the aim to share his knowledge and experiences for the people associated with his field as well as for general public.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Zaid Ali is famous due to his short funny clips on YouTube and Facebook but recently we have seen one of his video in which he showed a serious and most sensitive matter of our society. We want to appreciate him due to not only for this extraordinary effort but also to get raised the awareness through this brilliant dramatization of this issue.

We can not give blame to the whole society just because of few people who are involved in such activities but its a time to get people realized that what bad they do, may mirror to them in the same action what they had been doing for others. 

A simple lesson that teasing someone's sister on the way does not mean only you may face your own sister one day unintentionally but it is obvious that if you can not stop doing this then don't expect that others will not do the same with your sister. We are the part of this society and we are the one who are responsible to make it good or bad so must learn the positive things out of such true incidents because our acts represent our society and ultimately our nation.

Lastly we want Zaid Ali to keep on spreading awareness for such serious issues because there are so many others which need immediate attention.

Watch the original video.