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  • Components of a Business Layout The floor layout diagrams used in this presentation were taken from Meyer, Earl C. and Kathleen R. Allen, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management , 1st edition (New York: Glencoe-McGraw Hill, 1994), 185-186.
  • Business layout A floor plan or map that shows how the space in the site will be used to conduct business.
  • Physical Layout Patterns
    • Right-angle grid
    • Open layout
    • Enclosed layout
    • Landscaped layout
  • Right-Angle Grid Layout
    • Produces a pattern of crossing aisles that provides a highly-structured system for facilitating the flow of traffic
    • Reduces security concerns
    • Works well for self-service operations such as grocery stores
    • Diagram from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (1994) , p. 185.
    • Consists of completely open sales space bounded by outside walls
    • Enhances visibility of merchandise and sales coverage
    • Provides security
    Open Layout
    • Diagram from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (1994) , p. 185.
  • Enclosed Layout
    • Organizes types of merchandise into separate operations divided by walls
    • Creates individual shopping environments
    • Used by department stores
    • Diagram from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (1994) , p. 186.
  • Landscaped Layout
    • Combines the elements of the open and enclosed layouts
    • Improves customer and sales staff interaction
    • Encourages creative displays
    • Does not use space efficiently
    • Increases the danger of shoplifting
    • Diagram from Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (1994) , p. 186.
  • Standard Items Necessary for Business Operations (will vary depending on the type of business)
    • Furniture: desks, chairs, bookcases, filing cabinets, tables, computer stands
    • Fixtures: lamps, overhead lights, shelving, counters, showcases
  • Standard Items Necessary for Business Operations (continued)
    • Office equipment: computers, telephones, photocopiers, fax machines
    • Office supplies: pencils, scissors, paper clips, manila folders, calendars, pens, stationery
  • Standard Items Necessary for Business Operations (continued)
    • Maintenance supplies: paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaning supplies
    • Kitchen supplies: coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee, tea