Business Plan Sales Forecast - help
So I`ve been working on a business plan for a comics, games, and hobbies retail store for a few months now. In the early days I even made some beginning posts back in August. I`m back now, I know a little bit now, but I still need some help. I need to come up with a sales forecast of some kind. I have a pretty good guesstimate of what one will look like, but the problem comes from the fact that I cannot back it up with some sort of real-world numbers. I`ve been in contact with several store owners, and industry leaders. No one is willing to or able to share sales forecast information. I was even told point blank by the National Retail Hobby Stores Association that nobody wants to know this information, and that it was "scary". Well, no doubt that it`s scary, but how can you run a retail store without some kind of idea about sales? So after that let down I tried a few databases, hoping that they might have the industry information I was looking for. Well, several hundred dollars later, I`ve got some very good information that will really help to give my plan some meat, and I now have some very realistic ideas of my goals (instead of guesses). But I still don`t have enough information for creating a sales forecast and able to back up that forecast with some real-world numbers.So, does anyone have any advice on building a sales forecast or ideas of where I could go to get this information? Of course any ideas, thoughts or otherwise are always appreciated.
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