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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Storefronts for the Super-Small Business

Perhaps taking a cue from cooperative antique stores in which dealers can rent tables to sell their wares, malls around the world are beginning to cater to the very small entrepreneur. One store in Singapore, inQbox, offers "boxes," a few square feet in size for as little as $50 USD per month. All the businessperson has to do is stock their box; inQbox handles the sales transactions.

InQbox describes its services as fostering "creativity and entrepreneurship by providing individuals with a low cost and low risk platform to develop and incubate their talents further than just a hobby, home business or side interest. This allows you to continue with your busy life, be it taking care of your children, traveling or working in a corporate firm."

Source: Springwise