Ok, so here is the update for this Friday. Also, bullet-points.
- I still have no idea what it is called, and I have some excellent names so far.
- I have a place I am looking at leasing, with a possibility to own. Pun not intended.
- I still need someone interested in painting the mural.
- I have all my secondary marketing data done, just need to go out and do surveys.
- Business plan is about 60% done, with 10% being my surveys, 20% being the Money bits, and 5% having someone review it. From then, it's off to the bank.
- I have a new business smart phone, and I love it to bits.
I'll break it down for everyone. Basically, I still have no idea what to call it, but I have narrowed it down to these: The Save Point (by our very own Nex), Replay Value (by another Dtoid clogger, but I can't for the life of me remember who), [Epic] Win Limited, and Headshot Inc.
The place I am looking at leasing is the same carcass of the old store that was there, minus almost everything. It has the holes drilled, and that's about it. But the rent is cheap, and the location is better than the other stuff out here, so it looks like we're gonna do it there.
I really need someone to paint this mural. Like, really bad. I was thinking about having some local people who are interested in doing it, but their art style is a little strange and I don't particularly feel it. If ANYONE wants to do this, please please PLEASE e-mail me. We might be able to make arrangements.
Surveys suck. Seriously. But The two I have I believe will be sufficient for the bank. I hope. But it's ok, cause the ESA and the NPD basically did all the other work for me.
My business plan is still on schedule, but barely, as I have school and my current job contending for most of my time. But it will press on, for the good of all gamers!
And my new phone really is badass.
And since you guys are whores for new info, here is more snippets!
I am also going to be doing a lot of retail action, along with the in-house rentals. Computer Games, Console Games, Card Games, Tabletop Games, Pen and Paper Games, and Gaming Apparel are probably going to be available at launch, provided this vendor I am talking to works out. While it's costs will increase, it will definitely bring out more people to the store to spend their weekends at. Them spending weekends at the store keeps the lights on, after all. The decision to start the store off with all of these wasn't an easy one to make; when you drop almost 50 grand in equipment, that kind of makes a dent in your start-up cash quick. I originally thought my estimate of 350,000 was too high; now I may believe it is too low.
If anyone of you would like to either sponsor or help with the store going up in any way, please drop me a line at my e-mail address at [email protected]
The community here has already expressed interest in the endeavor, and we could use all the help we can get. All who help, either by donating money, materials, or what-have-you will have their names emblazoned on a plaque for all to see in the front lobby. read