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jms November 4th, 2013 2:48pm

Have you ever started your own brick & mortar retail store? If yes, Please share in the comments what you wish you had known before opening.

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Torfin Never Behind
11/07/13 8:21 pm

I have a business license but not a Brick and Mortar store. Granite Forge Productions!

jms in the middle of Nowhere
11/04/13 9:10 am

I'm in process of opening a store. I know there are things I haven't thought of and would love any advice!!

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/04/13 11:00 am

What kind? Does your local community college have a small business course?

jms in the middle of Nowhere
11/04/13 12:22 pm

A yarn and fiber arts shop!!! We have no community college here. Just the university. And hubby and I decided not to spend the time and money on a business course. We've had our own business before but it was service not retail.

Torfin Never Behind
11/07/13 8:29 pm

Advertising of some sort is imperative!
Diversify your products and services.
Let specialty groups know you exist and perhaps offer specials or discounts for them. One group is the SCA (www.sca.org)

Torfin Never Behind
11/07/13 8:30 pm

It is a historical group and you can find your locals by starting with that link.There may be a Civil War re-enactor group and rendezvous groups.
Good luck with your endeavor!