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Running a newsagent

Newsagency requires a hard-headed approach.

First of all, the bad news: buying a newsagent means keeping long hours, at least until you can afford to hire some staff.

Kevin Ball, director of sales at Redwoods Dowling Kerr, a business broker (meaning they help people buy and sell businesses), has several years' experience of running a newsagent.

Organisation vital

"It requires dedication," he says. "It's a seven-days-a-week business with early starts. You need to be prepared to put the work in." Those starts are even earlier if deliveries are involved.

It's a seven-days-a-week business with early starts, you need to be prepared to put the work in

Kevin Ball, Redwoods Dowling Kerr

Adam Bannister

About the author

Adam Bannister writes for all titles in the Dynamis stable including, and as well as other industry publications.


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