WHILE I would applaud anyone with zeal wanting to open a small business, I often wonder why such enterprises don’t seem to last long.
When one sees another dress store, or sport shop, opening next to an already existing one, I feel that the new owner has perhaps not done the thorough research needed to make the new venture viable.
When passing by, one hears comments such as:
“I don’t think this store is going to last very long,” or “Heavens, another coffee shop. We have too many here already.”
It isn’t surprising when the particular business “is here today and gone tomorrow.”
I know that the Government is urging people to start new businesses.
While commendable, it would be better to stop people borrowing large sums of money and getting into serious debt from doing so. ROSA LARSEN, Riverton.