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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!!

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 (

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!