Ann at greenoak
said 10 months ago:
i like the idea that you dont have to be great at everything but its great to be tops in one thing…..service, location, inventory, price were 4 of the things that article talked about… ….. our store is low on service and high on great prices and inventory….. we dont compete on service .by choice…no delivery, no layaway, little custom work, …. and our location is pretty bad…. country road just off the highway..but we try really hard on price and big interesting inventory….
. @warrenveach your list is so good..and its nice to see some business ideas from outside the internet world…… the customers have to want what you are selling….duh….but all the hard effort you do will not work if its the wrong stuff you are offering…. i see so many business failures with that problem….most businesses dont make it…. its really tough out there…. what is it 1 in 5 that survive 5 yrs?
i would add persistence and flexibility and total respeect for the market….. i know to survive i have to fit in to it….
we are so flexible….if the customers dont respond i change something….
for improvement i should stay open on thursdays our only closed day….. i know its a good idea but we just dont get around figuring out how …. i let someone in today and 4 other carloads came in and i sold about 600$$$ in 2 hrs…….so obviously the market is trying to tell me something…..