Dig Dug wrote:
How good is the support if you try and start your own business? Just wondering because there are probably a lot of people out there who could probably become their own boss and be really go at it. I'd love to run a business.
That would be good actually. If a handful of managers/area managers could get together and buy a few empty retail units. Start a new chain.
Everyone keeps saying the managers were efficient but they were let down by the people above them.
There's not that much support out there without a solid as strawberry float
business plan and even though a good percentage of GAME/GS staff are really good and know their stuff, going S/E is still
very much a risk these days (if it wasn't I'd have given up my FT job in Santander to write guides full-time, although - ironically - that may end up being the evntual outcome come July anways).
There's hardly any grants and buisness link advice can only get you so far these days. It's certainly an avenue, but hoping for a Phoenix from the Ashes with another style of brick-and-mortar games specialist (even via highly competant ex-GAME/GS staff) would be near impossible to get funding for at the moment. And how many people do you think on their wages would have enough surplus capital to buy stock/negotiate agreeable rental terms, pay staff wages, marketing etc etc?