this could be the worst mistake of my life

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  1. bojangles

    bojangles Well-Known Member

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    I bought a carpet and flooring store today.

    I haven't been on here all summer, i've been busy getting financing and negotiating the deal.

    It all came together, finally today.

    I hope it goes well.

    i'm a little excited, we've got a 3000 square foot show room and a 1500 sq ft warehouse, on historic main street in payson.

    i've already talked a few people out of cleaning and into new stuff. that's my whole plan.
     
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    #2 MikeGaure, Oct 21, 2016
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    It all compliments one another very well

    Congrats
     
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    Wish you much success
     
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    Sell the people what they need and not what makes you the most profit and you will succeed. Best of luck to you and your family.
     
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    Congrats! I'm sure you'll do fine.
     
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    Congratulations! Hope you build a great business!
     
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    I spent a lot of years running a retail business. For many years I just hired Mechanics and I did almost all the sales. My first good salesman drove me nuts---my second good salesman drove me nuts---I came to realize that most good salesmen can make good money for you but will probably drive you nuts.

    They will have champaign taste even when they don't have beer money in their pocket.

    You will learn a lot---the best of luck to you.
     
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    Congrats !
     
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    of course, you are right.

    i can't tell you how many people loathe their 20 year old carpet, and are willing to plunk down for some new product with just the right encouragement.
     
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    Yup I agree. Are you still offering cleaning as well? The two businesses can work together real well. I agree with @dmreed4311, don't give up on trying to save carpet when it's salvageable. As long as you have the customers best interest in mind you will succeed and go far with your new business.
     
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    bojangles Well-Known Member

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    yes, i'm still cleaning. i have to figure this out, i do have a partner on board to run the store, and do general business development. i may have to back off the actual pushing of the wand a bit, however.
     
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    Sweet. Congrats


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    If you know the restoration guys in your area, that can be another good fit. Many of their customers will need new carpet. An arrangement where they can send customers to you and both companies make a little money helps everyone including the client.
     
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    Good luck man!

    I came the other way and went from flooring (installs) to carpet cleaning. I still have a very good reputation around here and can pick up installs anytime I need to.

    Owning a floor store is a good thing and imo, you have the market cornered. They can start with cleaning and if not, move onto new carpet.

    Another thing is that you can offer maintenance packages? With carpet sales, offer a few complimentary cleanings and hide it in the cost of the carpet sale (s). Good luck!

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    Hmmmm package deal I like it!


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    Good luck to you. Im sure youll do awsome with carpet sales. You already have one foot in the door. Once they find out you have a showroom awww man watch out lol.


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  17. MikeGaure

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    Rabbin Lapin has an awesome podcast through Dave Ramsey's entreLeadership. Selling by Serving has been a huge help for us.

    I guess the Jews don't see simply a dollar earned but rather a certificate of how well they have served someone
     
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    Congrats that's very exciting. Do you have any pics?
     
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    So exciting!!! Best of luck to you and your business... Congrats
     
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    Here's a suggestion. Get your apartments to give you both contracts, you do the replacing and cleaning at same complex

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