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Before reviewing the 10 innovative ideasand to see how they have already been put into practice in the rest of the world, it is important to clarify a key point. An idea, as Giorgio Gaber said, is an abstraction, what is really important is being able to turn it into reality. To do so it will not be enough to take inspiration from those present in this article or to think of copying them shamelessly.
To do so it will not be enough to take inspiration from those present in this article or to think of copying them shamelessly. Every idea will have to be taken, weighed, evaluated for its advantages and disadvantages and above all it will have to be adapted to its own reality.
Knowing how many cyclists there are and how they use the bike, which discipline they prefer, what is the average cost of the bikes they use, what the local administration does to encourage (or reduce, in some sad cases) the use of bikes.
Opening a bike shop specializing in mtb is a great idea but if started in a mountain area with a high tourist vocation. Opening it in the city center where the first path is at 20km is not the maximum entrepreneurial acumen.
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What are the requirements?
To open any business in our country it is necessary to have, by law, some moral requirements: you must not have been declared banned or previously failed.
Otherwise you will not get the right to proceed with the opening of your business. Furthermore, before opening you will need to find a place that is suitable for opening a bicycle shop, and therefore also has space for a workshop.
The premises must also meet the requirements, which are mandatory by law, on the safety and hygiene of the environments.
If the chosen venue does not prove suitable, you will not be given permission to open the business by the municipality. To be able to get the mandatory requirements to open you could start work on your premises to bring it into compliance.
Given that in general for this type of work it is necessary to invest some money, I advise you to checked very carefully the requirements of the premises before buying or renting it and to add to the expense that you think you will also support the eventual work to bring the room up to standard .
Below you will also find the other mandatory requirements for opening a business, including a bicycle shop:
- the opening of a VAT number is a necessary step, without VAT number you will not be allowed to open the shop;
- registration in the Business Register is mandatory for starting your own business
- obtain all the mandatory permits required by law to open an activity, such as enrolling in INPS and INAIL and the ASL certificate that verifies compliance with hygiene standards (the document is requested from the ASL by filling in a form, a once forwarded to the ASL you will be sent a check of the room);
- obtain permission from the municipality to open by declaring the start of activity (declaring yourself filling in the specific form);
- pay SIAE in the event that music (including radio) is provided in your club;
- get the permit for the display of the sign (and pay the tax for the encumbrance).
If you dream of opening a business that succeeds in being successful there are also other requirements to be taken into account: I am not talking about requirements that must be met by law, but of really useful qualities for a merchant.
be they classic, racing or electric. The retailer must always be very prepared to transmit tranquility to the customer and to demonstrate his competence and reliability.
The pads sold at the Bottega Della Luna are not pink, nor purple, nor lilac. They are blue, green and yellow, different depending on the age of the wearer. The store was inaugurated in Milan on May 28th (World Menstruation Day) by Intima Luna, an e-commerce company that has been dealing with female sexuality for years, famous for having introduced the menstrual cup in Italy.
The decision to open a physical store to be associated with the online platform was born with the idea of creating a place where menstruation, menarche, perineum or menopause, become the pretext to meet, discuss, understand one’s sexuality together with other women.
“There is a taboo on menstruation by women themselves: talking about the cycle is like talking about something dirty – Paola Sammarro, from Intima Luna, explains at Open – many women do not know that menstruation does not stink but bad hygiene, which the cup is a good idea, but it is not suitable for all women “.
The idea is precisely to create a neighborhood workshop, where girls can understand how to face the first cycle, where adolescents can learn to use a menstrual cup, where older ladies can find new ways to support a sexuality modified by menopause.
With the purchase of each product, the brand also offers a first free visit with SEAO midwives, specialized in professional and psychological support on female sexuality issues, little covered by specialized scientific literature.
The venue of the Bottega della Luna, in Via Antonio Stoppani 26, near Porta Venezia, in Milan, will soon also host courses offering a cognitive and analytical approach to the woman’s body.
On the ground floor, under the neon sign «I love my vagina» there are various varieties of internal and external sanitary napkins, Mooncup cups, intimate cleansers, lubricants. The prices of cotton, organic and compostable towels are similar to those of supermarkets, from around 3.90 to 5 euros.
Decorate the shop, color books explaining the female anatomy and plush clits. The upstairs is dedicated to sex toys, including some very small, suitable for women in menopause or with vulvodynia problems.
Soon the washable pads will also arrive, those praised by Roberto D’Uva , M5s group leader in the Chamber, while defending the rejection of VAT reduction on sanitary napkins for environmental concerns. “The recent debate on sanitary napkins shows the ignorance that still prevails on this issue, the denial of the idea that women can have heterogeneous needs – comments Sammarro – but for this to change, we must abandon the stereotype that reduces women to an image sexualized “.
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