What I found in my research an experience, was that your typical Gamestop, normally has 3 people standing around doing almost nothing to promote sales. Sometimes 4 people, so why not give these people something constructive that increases sales? I have 1 dedicated to all computer related projects. 1 Dedicated to online gaming. 2 dedicated to kitchen duties as well as taking orders, and 1 for deliveries. Everybody is cross trained to do all of these tasks, we all have an equal share in the responsibilities and everyday operations. As for cost, I am purchasing most of the equipment used. The biggest cost is supplies & wages, this has to become self funding after start up. If I cant make this work after 9 months, I never will. That is the harsh reality of this type of business. I have put my location right next to a college to help cover my needs, which are, staff, customers, and demand.
Denton5/20/2009 11:42 AM
I acutally have had to change the name to "Not Just Games!
and I have 15 years food exp...and would rather collect on all the food sales as well. The fire code issues are very much a concern, as I will be opening in Texas. This is two fold, one the state of Texas is offering game developers grants as little as 250K. Second it helps be get the best building and renovation on building at lower cost. As for Maya & Xna studio, my wife will be going to school for Maya at the same time to help school "for free" anybody that wants to take classes. We give them insight into the industry while working on specific projects, together with the consumer. Video games...made by gamers is our philosophy. Why make games and hope gamers will like them, when if they help create and play test them. We will know we have a product that delivers.
Dinner & a Movie "Delivered!"
here is my business....it is the my answer as to why some business`s fail. I believe hybrids will dominate the market...look at Wal-Mart just one big hybrid...i appreciate any comments, criticism, or help...still looking for investors.Denton3/21/2009 8:28 AM
Unfortunately still need to find an investor...because this is a hybrid and never been done, it is hard to convey exactly the return...My figures only show about 60 % of the actual return. The other potential monies can`t be measured. At an investment of 112,000 you would think return of 45% of 1.4 million would be enough to sway investors.