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wanting to start new business in Morehead

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Grayson, KY

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Needing peoples feeling on how new business would go over in Morehead ,looking to open a resell sporting good store people bring used sporting goods in to sell. I am talking cleats , ball gloves, weights, treadmills ,basketball goals,bats,sports clothing,sports shoes,golf clubs,golfballs ,softballs, baseballs, fishing poles and so on.Would also have new sporting good supplies balls ,bat, basketballs .Would also be doing shirts and uniforms ,baseball softball pants and doing screen printing.how do you feel it would go over in Morehead?On used sporting goods there would be a% for selling it or we buy striaght out if in really good shape
go for it

Grayson, KY

#2 Jan 18, 2013
I think it would do good...alot kids play sports in Morehead and you got the college.Good luck.

Winder, GA

#3 Jan 18, 2013
I think that sounds awesome! Almost everyone I know has a piece of workout equipment that they bought and never used. Great idea.

Morehead, KY

#4 Jan 18, 2013
Don't we already have Hibbit Sports? Also a Wal*Mart, and Hollbrook's Embroidery Plus for all those things? Just sayin.

Winder, GA

#5 Jan 18, 2013
None of those places do resale. I'd rather buy used & local than give my money to Walmart.

Shelbyville, KY

#6 Jan 18, 2013
So what do you think your percentage of profit will be on every item will be and how close to new retail will it come versus the units sold per month minus the rent you pay and the salaries, taxes and insurance owed. Then can you live on that amount and then survive through the seasonal fluctuations.

Have you worked out a business plan to get a starter loan, have you networked to see if you have enough market interest in such a store? How will you handle a marketing campaign to drive business in the area..word of mouth isn't enough and a newspaper ad may miss most of your targeted audience. Where will you locate and is it visible enough to spurn interest and foot traffic to the store?

Do you yourself have enough sports equipment to use as starter inventory to draw interest and give you early capital?

Hopefully you can answer these in the positive and then you may have a good shot at a business.

Shelbyville, KY

#7 Jan 19, 2013
You want a small business and make some money....secure some land, preferably with woods. Establish a paint ball zone- you can use eco-friendly dyes. I think you could make a bit of money for a while letting folks "play army" and sell or rent the equipment.

Now, somebody run with it. I do not think there is anything like it in the area.

United States

#8 Jan 19, 2013
You can't be from Morehead with a statement like that...Too much Free public land around here with woods to play in to have a business venture like that.Besides, the amount of liability insurance one would have to pay would be a profit breaker,hence,a bad investment for this area.

Shelbyville, KY

#9 Jan 19, 2013
Low investment high return, insurance waivers required. It isn't a bad idea, tell me where a group of individuals can gather and do such an event..on public property-and not get in trouble. Plus, the college kids aren't from around Morehead for the most part and may come from areas more progressive than Morehead and may be up for such a recreational facility.

Sorry Richard Cephalic, but if you aren't interested perhaps someone else is willing to work for their money with low investment and high potential return.

United States

#10 Jan 19, 2013
If it is worth it,why isn't it here already?For that matter, what happened to the skating rink,Olde Towne and other such venues?Like I said,you cannot be from Morehead,or you have forgotten where you come from.Otherwise you would know that the powers that be,around here, equate fun with criminal behavior.Sad but true..If you think it's a good idea,invest your own money and give it a whirl.

Shelbyville, KY

#11 Jan 19, 2013
Richard, Richard, come on man, you're spurting off your drivel, your opinions.
Why is it not in Morehead, because it is easier to sit on ones' butt and do nothing and complain about it than to be an entrepreneur.

Work and business is hard work, something most do not one to do. As for roller skating, building investment alone or rent will wipe out any profits. Small market demographics and seasonal. This involves a potential property owner or a lease agreement to split profits with a farmer who has both cleared fields and some woods. Through in some dutch hay rounds. Instant business.

Simply have some insurance waivers ready, take the money, designate field time limit and have at it.

And like I said, please tell me where the public land is which will allow such an activity. The "powers that be" will prefer taxable income to be generated and a healthy activity versus sitting at a bar watching TV, or sitting around someones trailer smoking pot or meth and becoming a drain on society. To my knowledge, I don't think Olde Towne was opened, or opened long...and yes I am from the head and fortunately have been able to move on to bigger and better places and to gain a better life experience.

So don't prematurely shoot down this business idea, I merely tossed it out to stimulate some ideas. Maybe that is why you are such a Richard cephalic- you don't last long when it comes down to business (ideas).

United States

#12 Jan 19, 2013
Again,please,tell us why you left the "Head"?

Shelbyville, KY

#13 Jan 19, 2013
In search of a life. I am sorry to have taken so much from the town, and left y'all with so little...but you will have to have a stiff upper lip and carry on.

United States

#14 Jan 19, 2013
I am sorry that your search didn't turn out like you planned , as of yet anyway.The only thing you took from this town,we didn't need anyway.I mean really,to sit and criticize from the inside is one thing,but to sit and criticize from the outside AFTER you did nothing to improve the community and left for greener pastures by your own admission is truly hypocritical and bad taste.You say have family here.Cool,but that doesn't give you an opinion that matters here.You don't live here,they do.

Shelbyville, KY

#15 Jan 19, 2013
I haven't criticized the town in any of these posts, in fact I was offering constructive advice to those entrepreneurs in the community as well as those behaviors that public officials would condone.

No I do not live in Morehead, and as typified by small minded small town individuals outside, innovative thinking goes unwanted and unheeded- yet somehow you complain about the restrictive powers that be that limit innovation and job creation and in the same conversation shoot down an idea and not even postulate one of your own. That is what limits the possibilities of any town, a lack of ideas either internally or externally and the willingness to go after the dream.

If you look at most of the leaders of the town, they too have left and latter returned- or are outsiders. Most of our early business leaders left for the war, went off to other schools, as did many of the school and university teachers. So if you want stagnation and not growth, keep your mentality- but as in every aspect of life- the cream will rise to the top and succeed; in much the same fashion, scum too floats- the wisdom to know the difference is the keys to growth, or stagnation. It appears you have chosen the latter.

Enjoy your stagnation, and stop complaining about lack of change, innovation or the fact that brighter minds leave the town, stay away and have better lifestyles than you. Off to enjoy my "opportunities".

United States

#16 Jan 19, 2013
In case you haven't noticed,I only criticize and complain about you and your skewed views (which you have the right to espouse)Contrary to popular belief,just because you say it ,doesn't mean it is true.
thinking out loud

Morehead, KY

#17 Jan 19, 2013
I live in Morehead and think there is a lot that can be done - I don't have the money to do it - that's why I am still in Morehead. I think a legit delivery service would be a good idea or a 24/7 pizza place. Of course you would have to do your own investigating on the best way to make a profit and hours and such - but Oh Boys! did it for awhile and there are more people in Morehead now than when they were around. Another thing - someone opening a freaking mall would be awesome. Somewhere to shop other than the places around here. That big excavated space on the right of Flemingsburg Rd going toward Kroger seems like a good spot. The paintball thing I think is a good idea. A legit comic book store - one not run by an idiot and preferably a person with a business sense and people skills. Bars - I still don't understand why there are not any bars - if you're counting the one out by the flea market - tha'ts not a bar that's a redneck bar - hence no one goes but rednecks. We need bars that target the college crowd, a bar for the 30-40s crowd, a gay bar ect. I also think an old fashioned candy shoppe would be nice. All these things that could be added if people had the money - unfortunately with the economy as bad as it is - we're lucky we're getting yet another gas station. It's funny Morehead is just a college, a Wal*Mart, food places, a couple gyms. It's sad really.

Shelbyville, KY

#18 Jan 19, 2013
Here is another very good idea that is being franchised- sitters- certified bonded baby and/or pet and elderly sitters.

Individuals who are willing and trained to do any of the above and professional enough to have in your home. A small team of professional, polite individuals that you can trust.

Or even doggie daycare, dog walkers- though may not be as applicable in a small town-but some individuals would love to know their pet is getting some attention and/or care during the day.

Another would be to do or take elderly to do their errands- you would be surprised how many need assistance in doing routine errands...a true unmet service. you can charge by the hour or task...go by the hour, they move slow.
New business owner

Lexington, KY

#19 Jan 22, 2013
If you have a idea, keep it safe. And don't ask topix advice! Morehead is growing and needs people just like you to bring just these to town, I never thought I would be running a business, but here I am, oh yeah and topix said it would never make it hahaha!
Little Man

West Liberty, KY

#20 Jan 22, 2013
be your own judge

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