Owning a book store
September 7, 2007 7:33pm CST
I am an author and have written two books "Gifts From God" and "Defend God's Word". My next goal is to have my own book store called "Local Artists". I know how hard it is being an artist to get people to carry your work. So I would give local artists the choice of letting me carry their work, or they could come in for readings/showings. I would like to be able to but property that has some kind of apartment or house so I could live where I work. But I have been a single mom for the last 20 years, and my credit is not great. So trying to get a loan is difficult. Does anyone have any experience in funding a business?
• United States
8 Sep 07
Personally, I would start in cyberspace. Make a virtual store first. The rent is a lot less. Typically less than $50/month including credit card processing through paypal or something. Once you have some income from that leverage that toward a brick and mortar store and use the success of your on-lien store to help when you apply for a loan for your business. If you can prove the concept is successful on-line you'll have a better chance with a lender.
8 Sep 07
Oh what a lovely idea, I think this is such a good idea that if maybe just letting it known out there and I mean really putting your idea out there maybe some already successful artist can see the benefit for the up and coming artists, someone may come along and give you a bit of help to start the whole thing off, here in Australia we have local papers that are community based and people are always getting help just because someone thinks it is a good idea and want to help in some way...I sort of do a little of helping to different country music artists here in Melbourne, by putting a page for them on my webpage for them, as I have a page for a rather high profiled person, there are always people out there willing to help a good idea..Good luck...