|getting someone to start a business
||[Jan. 31st, 2007|10:49 pm]
The Question Club
Is there any good way to go about enticing someone to start a specific type of business in your area?
I don't mean enticing a specific person, I mean just some way to hold up a proverbial neon sign saying "someone should start such-n-such type of store here".
To be more specific, I really wish there was a gaming store in my area (Warhammer, Warmachine, clix, Magic the Gathering, YuGiOh, that sort of thing). We had a store in my area until about a year & half ago, when the gaming store closed. The owner hadn't been making a big profit, but he a combination of health problems, burnout (he'd ran a store mostly by himself for over a decade), and lost revenue due to our 3-hurricanes-in-2-years all contributed to the closure. He was a very nice owner, but not as active in running events and promoting new product as other stores (in other words, with more effort & energy & focus he could have done more business and thus better profit). Furthermore, two smaller communities in Florida manage to support gaming stores for many years now. We've even managed to losely keep together part of the player base from the old store. I am very confident a new store would be successful if only it were to open. But how to find someone to do so?
(Yes, I'm aware I'm this is probably a wild, futile stab in the dark but this is the place for basicly asking anything...)