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Business Name: Readers Rest Book Shop
Business Description

Readers Rest Bookshop is a Second Hand Book Shop located in Seadoone Mall, Seadoone Road, Doonside.
In 2008 I was running the Amanzimtoti High School Tuck Shop.
When the National Teachers Strike started I needed another source of Income and started selling my collection of Books and Clothes.
After the Strike ended I decided to carry on selling books and rented a shop in Warner Beach.
Business picked up slowly, but the location of my shop was on the main road and had very limited parking.
Realising that this type of business had potential but needed to be in a location that had Foot Traffic I took a gamble and leased a shop in Seadoone Mall, Doonside.
The business improved immediately and started to make a small profit despite the huge Rental.
To Date I have a Customer Base of over 1200 Customers.

How will you use the R100k prize in your business?

I will get a professional IT Person to Improve the Web Site, including setting up the online shop and Social Media Sites.
Also I have noticed that Children are not motivated to read and I would like to get involved in motivating more kids to discover the beauty of Reading.

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