Krakow is one of the oldest and most beautiful Polish cities. many monuments and architectural gems are located there. Thanks to this, tourists from all over the world are very eager to visit Krakow and they can become potential clients. More than 13 million people came to Krakow in 2018 and spent around 6.5 billion zlotys (the data comes from a survey carried out by the Malopolska Tourist Organization at the request of the city).
The opening of the commercial and service premises in Krakow is also supported by a large number of residents. About 770,000 people live in Krakow, which is the second largest Polish city in terms of population. This is a good reason to consider starting your own business and look around for a suitable rental space.
Before you open a retail, service or restaurant unit, you should consider first of all who will be your customer. It is worth making this decision deliberately, because the location of our grocery store, restaurant, tools store, beauty salon, hairdresser's, souvenir shop or cafeteria will depend on it. When offering products or services to tourists, let's choose a place near historic buildings, for example the Old Town or Wawel Castle. Thanks to this, we will significantly increase your chances of business success. It should be noted that these types of locations, unfortunately, often have high rents. In addition, let's consider whether tourists will be interested in our services or products to the extent that we can cover rent, employee salaries, complement the shop assortment, etc. Remember that a rental contract is usually signed for several years, sometimes without the possibility of earlier termination. When renting space in Krakow for a restaurant or cafe, it is worth checking the possibility of setting the garden in the summer season and opening hours.
What about the situation when our service or product is to reach the inhabitant of Krakow?
In this situation, it is worth considering where and how our potential clients spend time. If, for example, we want to open a kindergarten, it is worth choosing a location close to housing estates or office buildings. The same applies to beauty salons, hair salons and gyms. Many customers appreciate the proximity of such places from home and work. The success of our business may also be influenced by the availability of free parking in front of the premises, the distance of bus and tram stops, and even bicycle racks. In addition, some business ideas may be better suited to shopping malls than premises on busy streets and residential districts.
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