I know the main goal of our forum is to discuss entrepreneurship mainly. I am however wondering if there are discussions anywhere on this forum regarding investing wisely?
Are there direct discussions regarding particular stocks and funds per se. I do not intend to start speculation - simply a question as I am a market investor myself.
Curious to hear everyone`s thoughts?
I agree with the advice given. It will def take a full 12 months if not more to realize the patterns in your area. A lot has to do with the demographics in your area and some of course due to seasonal trends. We have noticed that Jan-Mar are the slowest months in the industry. June-Oct are the best. Nov and Dec are not too shabby either...however like I said I feel as if the demographics affect this pattern more than anything else.
Did you buy an existing store or start from scratch? Either way I agree that advertising cannot stop. This is something I struggle with myself - however it`s a must. Now if you are brand new you will have to work extra hard getting exposed to your clientele. The beginning months are the toughest but over time you will do just fine once you start building your loyal customer base.
I absolutely love the idea of implementing a continuity program. I have struggled coming up with a campaign enticing enough for dry cleaning customers to bite on. We offer every kind of clothing related service you can think of - yet I struggle to determine the best way to materialize the idea. I am very curious in everyone`s thoughts on this matter. This I think is key to having constant foot traffic and flow of business. The main question is HOW DO YOU/WE DO IT?
all very good ideas...I will implement some and update on progress..
in the mean time...what are some supplemental services or even goods that you would like to see at your cleaners? for example, extra hangers for purchase, lint removers etc?
currently we offer on site alterations, wedding gown restoration and storage (boxes), hats, ties, leather, shoe services....what are we missing?
You make a good point. Perhaps hanging up a large sign that reads exactly that? Interested customers can then consult the manager for further details and maybe we can charge a flat fee for coming out and dropping the garments off? Or would you suggest a per piece fee? I personally think a flat fee would do better...what would you suggest a reasonable amount would be?