As a new player, things may be confusing.
Especially so when you discover the land is a lot larger than you realized.
Word of advice, do not start your new shops near a guild member. You end up competing with them for the same resource. In the business world, this is known as cannibalisation (or near about).
Use the land heat map and avoid the cyan colors who are your guild members. Better yet, give yourself some clear room and dominate that area, avoiding competition while you can.
As you can see, I'm already too close to one of my guild members.
Don't fight over the pie, fight to make the pie bigger.
Have fun, ST
*all images copyright Hui Liu, Biz Tycoon HD