Read this article about Singapore manicure owners renting a small space within saloons to set up their manicure service. It's an interesting idea because with a cheap monthly rental of $200-$500, it is
(1) cheaper than renting a whole shop which sets you back by a few thousand dollars rental.
(2) gives more exposure than online businesses.
People walking into the saloon to "beautify" their hair may be enticed to take the chance to beautify their nails too. This synergy works the other way too, making it a win-win situation for both parties, from both cost and sales perspective.
A few months back, I went to the cafe of one of my friend, which also boast a little "provision shop", selling unique stuffs like biodegradable menstrual pads, toothpaste made from herbs etc... While customers wait for their food to be cooked, they have nothing else to do and tend to see what the shops have to offer. And on top of that, the shop also has a seminar room for rental, which also doubles up as a tuition centre. You heard me, a tuition centre within a café. It’s 3 distinctive businesses, café + provision shop + tuition centre. But the synergy is there, parents waiting for their kids to finish tuition can sip tea or do some shopping at the same premises.
Just like how saloons are helping external shampoo companies to display the products on their shelves, I believe there are many other ways which we can leverage on each other’s business, to defray cost and energise our business.
The world is your playground.