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Old 08-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hey all

i'm opening a new shop and would really appreciate some feedback (not to mention i need it for the business plan for the bank..)

there's a survey here
surveymonkey.com/s/GYQS5CY

it'll take less than a minute.

thanks so much.
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ha nice to see you guys are willing to help people out in something you "love".
cause yeah, i'm probably a corporate big shot with millions. and i'm deciding to invest in a skate/snow shop that i hope to one day turn into the walmart of the industry. and you guys are all my minions i can't wait to make profit off of and screw over.

thanks. hope i never cross paths with any of you in the future.
but that definitely won't happen, cause i'm doomed to failure.

and next time i post a link i'll make sure you don't have to copy-paste. shoot those two buttons are a real doozy.
You may want to add attitude adjustment to internet savvy while your trying to self improve.

Get a clue pal. Not only is this your best internet resource for snowboarding, but your pissing on it 2 posts in. Guess what, we are a bunch of riders, so we like to say fuck, drink, smoke, and generally be dicks to each other on the web. Antagonizing us during the summer is extremely easy. Grow a pair.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Get a clue pal. Not only is this your best internet resource for snowboarding, but your pissing on it 2 posts in. Guess what, we are a bunch of riders, so we like to say fuck, drink, smoke, and generally be dicks to each other on the web. Antagonizing us during the summer is extremely easy. Grow a pair.[/QUOTE]

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I took the survey and it was pointless. Post the link to your shop if you open it. I'll defs buy a shirt.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You may want to add attitude adjustment to internet savvy while your trying to self improve.

Get a clue pal. Not only is this your best internet resource for snowboarding, but your pissing on it 2 posts in. Guess what, we are a bunch of riders, so we like to say fuck, drink, smoke, and generally be dicks to each other on the web. Antagonizing us during the summer is extremely easy. Grow a pair.
That sounds about right.
I also did the survey, becuase i felt bad for the dod. Needless to say it was infact pointless. Please do not open up a store because your daddy gave you money, you wont be doing anyone a favour. And FYI if you made a more interactive add and you put in more time, we might just take our time to help you.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ha nice to see you guys are willing to help people out in something you "love".
cause yeah, i'm probably a corporate big shot with millions. and i'm deciding to invest in a skate/snow shop that i hope to one day turn into the walmart of the industry. and you guys are all my minions i can't wait to make profit off of and screw over.

thanks. hope i never cross paths with any of you in the future.
but that definitely won't happen, cause i'm doomed to failure.

and next time i post a link i'll make sure you don't have to copy-paste. shoot those two buttons are a real doozy.
2 posts in and you obviously already fail at social media at networking. You remind me of every fucking kid that wants to open a shop. Since you probably don't have a pair and will never respond to this I don't know why I'm asking these questions.

Rent/own location
Target demographics
Distance to the slopes
Urban or rural
Ski town or urban
What brands are you carrying
What's your 2, 5, and 10 year plan
How are you going to embrace the ever changing landscape of online retail while being a brick and mortar
Do you have a standing relationship with reps in your territory
Competition
Grass roots
Will you be privately financed through personal loans from friends/family or are you going to have to get a loan from a bank.
Will you have an ever changing line of credit to sustain you if something changes
Exit strategy
Social Media
What makes you different than everyone else.

If you don't have any answer to even one of these questions you're fucked.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hey all

i'm opening a new shop and would really appreciate some feedback (not to mention i need it for the business plan for the bank..)

there's a survey here
surveymonkey.com/s/GYQS5CY

it'll take less than a minute.

thanks so much.
big love.
No introduction of you personally or your company. Saying hello and making a small introduction to a new community would have been a nice gesture.

Asking the questions rather than a survey. I don't trust links these days. Posting simple 5 -7 questions on the forum would probably gotten you some responses good or bad.

Answering BA's questions may help to re-build and start over if you actually care to or still value the TONS of riders here on the forum, your call.

I'd be glad to tell you what I look for in a snowboarding store being the mid 40's dad that buys most of the gear for my kids and me. I'm not the typical rider, just a dad, but the young and old hard core riders here are a vast resource to tap into. I just feel you went about it the wrong way.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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ha nice to see you guys are willing to help people out in something you "love".
cause yeah, i'm probably a corporate big shot with millions. and i'm deciding to invest in a skate/snow shop that i hope to one day turn into the walmart of the industry. and you guys are all my minions i can't wait to make profit off of and screw over.

thanks. hope i never cross paths with any of you in the future.
but that definitely won't happen, cause i'm doomed to failure.

and next time i post a link i'll make sure you don't have to copy-paste. shoot those two buttons are a real doozy.
I would like you to take not of the unofficial forum policy on online surveys. We are not your personal survey taking test group. If you want our help you have to show you deserve it by putting in a little effort. In this case just a simple video. People have done it in the past and guess what, everyone was extremely gung ho about doing the survey for them. It worked out great!

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Learn to internet, it may come in handy if you ever want to do business.



You may want to add attitude adjustment to internet savvy while your trying to self improve.

Get a clue pal. Not only is this your best internet resource for snowboarding, but your pissing on it 2 posts in. Guess what, we are a bunch of riders, so we like to say fuck, drink, smoke, and generally be dicks to each other on the web. Antagonizing us during the summer is extremely easy. Grow a pair.
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2 posts in and you obviously already fail at social media at networking. You remind me of every fucking kid that wants to open a shop. Since you probably don't have a pair and will never respond to this I don't know why I'm asking these questions.

Rent/own location
Target demographics
Distance to the slopes
Urban or rural
Ski town or urban
What brands are you carrying
What's your 2, 5, and 10 year plan
How are you going to embrace the ever changing landscape of online retail while being a brick and mortar
Do you have a standing relationship with reps in your territory
Competition
Grass roots
Will you be privately financed through personal loans from friends/family or are you going to have to get a loan from a bank.
Will you have an ever changing line of credit to sustain you if something changes
Exit strategy
Social Media
What makes you different than everyone else.

If you don't have any answer to even one of these questions you're fucked.
Oh BA...providing incredibly relevant and useful material where it counts.
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After you're failed Nope startup, do you really think opening a boardshop is going to get you cred you couldn't get the first time.
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After you're failed Nope startup, do you really think opening a boardshop is going to get you cred you couldn't get the first time.
hahaha, that's quite sad.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:11 AM   #20 (permalink)
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you're right, i should have introduced myself.

i'm 25. i'm a girl. i'm canadian.
i've been snowboarding for 14 years and traveled the continent to do it. i hope to expand that to world this year by going to european or south american mountains (anyone who's done both would love to hear your opinion). i've been working in the industry for 4.

burtonavenger/slyder thanks for your real answers. i do have answers to most of those questions.

i'm literally in the primary days of tossing the idea around and building my business plan. i realize that my biggest competitor will be the internet. i wanted to find out for myself, from real riders like yourselves, just how big an impact online retailing has had. not by way of a google search. through 79 completed surveys, i've found that 67% buy at least some of their hardgoods online.

my local shop helped shape my childhood. i wanna be part of saving independent, knowledgeable, brick and mortar shops.

i am doing more detailed research, but solely in my region.

thanks to those who filled out the survey.
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