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Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 AM   #10
KennyT OP
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Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Naperville
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Hi Soboy,Nathan, Vtwin, Seraph, Greyhound, Gunrunner, Gordy and Redhand. Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement and advice!
Good idea on the two locations, one retail, one warehouse. My guess is I wouldn't need too much space dedicated to storing bikes. I assume delivery from distributors can be a quick process. Have 10-20 bikes on hand? Maybe one or two of each model out front, the rest stored safely in back? Just some thoughts...
As far as space goes, after speaking with agent on last property, they are asking (I assume negotiable) for $5600/month for that 1900 sqf space. Seems obnoxiously high to me. I would need to sell 10 bikes/month just to cover rent...
I have a call into another location. Not right downtown. Not even that pretty. However, it is 2463 sqf, and is located next to a few different automobile (not dealership, but fix up, supplies, mechanic type) stores. Perhaps some synergies? Perhaps much cheaper. I will post pictures and details as they come in...
Overhead is certainly key for any small business.
Thanks again guys!
Ken
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