The Company sells antiques, collectibles, shabby chic furniture, primitives, revamped painted furniture and home decor items. We pride ourselves on the personal service to our customers and the warm, inviting and friendly environment we have created for a truly unique shopping experience. Our store has a great variety of products at a fair price. The focus of this business plan is to put forth objectives to work efficiently and effectively, expand internal operations giving the Company the opportunity to grow.
She's starting a mall and would like some advice. Here's a bit of her note: I own a small shopChalkMercantile. I've changed my business plan a bit and will now have vendor space and your blog has been such an important resource for me!
There should be an entire blog devoted to the owner side of the business! I have never been an owner so I can't possibly know all the details, but I have picked up plenty of info from several owners along the way.
If I ever wanted to open my own shop, I feel like I'd have a head start on most, but as I keep saying, I'm a retired teacher and I don't want to work too hard at anything! They aren't in any certain order. If anyone has more to add, leave a comment.
I'm sure Jayne would appreciate it! Build some mutually beneficial connections. One of the best tips I can tell you is to go to a similar store that you admire not so close that it's competition - maybe a couple of towns away and talk to the owner.
Most owners are really happy to offer advice if you aren't their competition. Even after you are established, whenever you go out of town, if time permits, always stop by malls and talk to owners. If an owner is super helpful, offer to buy them lunch or do something to show your appreciation.
Always give them a shoutout and share their Facebook page when you get home. This is how the owner at Rockin' B Antiques one of the stores I promote got started 15 years ago. She still talks about how helpful this was and she is great at passing help along to other mall owners.
Make your Facebook page a priority and promote the big items of anyone who rents a space from you. A web page is hit or miss. Facebook can go out to more people on a regular basis. Show your furniture often - that really gets folks in the store.
And encourage your vendors to participate on Facebook. Bribe them if necessary - promote things more for those who participate. Their participation will help increase the number of LIKEs on your page! If you aren't good on Facebook, find someone who is. You can even trade rent for Facebook services.
If you farm this task out, make sure that YOU are the page manager and they are just a content creator.
Do NOT have two managers. One manager can oust another. They can take off with your page. They can do all sorts of vile things.28 reviews of Greater Columbus Antique Mall "This is what I called an "antique mall" Five floors of endless treasures.
There's something for everyone. Plenty of parking. Accepts cash and credit.
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May 24, · I've changed my business plan a bit and will now have vendor space and your blog has been such an important resource for me! If you have any advice for a newbie antique/decor mall owner I would truly appreciate it. Gateway Antique Mall, Antiques & Antique Malls, Shopping.
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