The first thing everyone asks me when I tell them I'm opening a store is..."when will it be open?" That is a really good question!
I've got all my paperwork out of the way, I know what products I want to sell, what lessons, camps, and parties I want to run, so the big piece of the puzzle that remains is to find that perfect retail space!
That is quite a challenge. I've been doing a lot of market research, learning how many people drive past every major street within 10 miles of me, the average family income, how much people spent on toys in that area last year, visiting the spaces to see what they actually look like, and checking on who is also there to see if we can happily co-exist. I have not found that perfect place so far, but I have whittled it down to four or five places...expect an update in the next few days!