Re: 2006 Haro V4 Owners Crank Question.
- From: "Phil Lee, Squid" <phil_lee-cut-me-out-@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 17:13:02 -0400
Tom The Great wrote:
On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 23:35:10 -0400, "Phil Lee, Squid"
On Sat, 01 Jul 2006 14:26:50 -0700, Tom The Great <Post@xxxxxxxx>
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Sounds like the battle-cry of a person that should open a small
repair shop out of his/her garage. What's the worse, you make money
and leave the rat?
Ahhh yess how to make a small fortune in the bicycle industry.
1 Find the best location possible. While it is true that riders will
seek out a superior shop ... always start out with location.
The shop I worked at had this, for sure. Right on the edge of campus.
2 Pick only the best lines of bicycles, parts, and accessories.
Research is everything. Know what sells in your market and why it
sells. Never be afraid to abandon a line if sweeping changes are made.
We have just switched to the good stuff for a lot of our stuff.
3 Pick only the best staff. Your staff represents you ... pay the best
and expect the best.
Yeah... this is where we were lacking.
4 Stay excited about the work that you do. Don't let the day to day
get you down, stay informed and stay on top of indusrty trends.
That's a good one.
5 Advertise .... Advertise ... Advertise
We tend to do only a little of this.
6 Work hard ... forget the "morning," "noon" and or "weekend" rides.
You'll have plenty of time to ride once you've made your small
fortune. Hard work and lots of it ... long hours ... nights and
I was a friggin student and "assistant manager" and had no time.
7 Start out with a LARGE fortune.
Err... I'm glad I wasn't the owner.
In no time at all you'll have a small fortune ... with the help of the
I would never start a retail business if I knew what I was getting into.
Phil Lee, Squid
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