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Old 06-27-2005   #1
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Thinking about opening a store - any ideas/help

First, I live in Albuquerque, NM so I know I wont be stepping on anyones toes because there are no shops here. That is actually what got a friend and I thinking about opening a shop. To my knowledge there is only one store in the entire state, up in Taos. Now, all the water is in Taos but all the people live in Albuquerque. Does anyone out there have any advice they may want to share with how to get a store going? Thanks

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Old 07-05-2005   #2
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Opening a store

It's a lot of very hard work and the rewards can seem minimal at first, but well worth it if you have patience and you play your cards right.

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Old 01-24-2006   #3
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Old 01-25-2006   #4
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start with money. lots of money. as it dwindles down to almost nothing it should start to go up - if you started with enough.
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Old 01-25-2006   #5
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The retail business is tough and location is the most important thing! Open a boating store near a river and a population center, the desert in an impoverished state with a marginal whitewater area DOWNSTREAM OF 600,000 IRRIGATED ACRES IS A BAD LOCATION. REI in Albuquerque used to have boats, Santa Fe used to have a boating store, and the store in Taos wishes they didn't, there just isn't the business to support them, especially not when you compete with online dealers, reps who sell demo boats, and existing stores near the rivers that actually have water in them. Sorry to pop a bubble, but it sucks to work hard and lose money.
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Old 01-25-2006   #6
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This reminds me of a joke.......

How do you retire in the paddling industry with a million dollors?

Start with 2 million

I'll be here all week folks :P

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