QUOTE(Solid133 @ Nov 19 2011, 08:46 AM)
Thanks a lot for the insight. I'm going to take what you say in consideration. Fortuntely the last part of that doesn't apply to me because financials aren't a big deal for my situation as I would have more than enough to open and run a LCS, I would be doing it more for the love the hobby and sports in general, thanks for your advice.
Love of the hobby and sports in general does NOT always pay the Bills.
There is an old saying.. Bet with your head not with your heart! You can certainly let your emotion cloud your judgement!
Ask yourself.. has it ever paid your bills before?
Are you willing to make your leisure time into your work? Are you prepared to work 6-7 days a week every week. No breaks, druring posted business hours?
Im not trying to steer you in either direction but I am trying to dicuss the facts!
If you buy a case for $800 and sell each of 12 boxes for $90 SRP that comes to $1080 or a 21% magrin correct. How many cases will you have to move in a month to
Pay Rent lets say $1200 so that means 6 cases
Pay Utilities lets say $300 Phone lights internet so that means another 1 1/2
Buy Next months product $40,000 so that means 200+ cases
What about advertising and phone book $ 200 thats another case per month
Insurance for business and inventory $300 a month another 1 1/2
Will you bill able to sell 210+ cases of product a month? Thats just to keep the business open.
This will be your minimum at that profit margin without YOU getting a dime!
Now you need money to pay bills, groceries, gas.. better add another 6 or cases. Or maybe more depending on your rent/house payment..
Thats now 220+ cases at a minimum for you and your shop to exist!
You claim financials are not an object, so Ill assume you just won the lottery and the Money Flame is eternal in your case. You just reach in your pocket and pull out whatever you need? For the next 30+ years? how fast can you turn that money press to cover a shortfall if you dont meet minimums? $40,000 in a month is a lot of money. Id personally wipe out my liquid savings in 2 months!
I have seen more Hobby lovers, open shop and file personal bankruptcy than I have seen success stories.. Ive seen more hobby lovers struggle to pay their personal electric bill month after month even after 20+ years of being in business.