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My business is almost up and running!

Postby Viazon » Jul 18, '18, 12:03 pm

Man, starting your own business is a lot of work. It's been a lot of hassle so far but I'm hoping it will be all worth it in the end.

If anyone doesn't know what it is I'm doing, me and my friend are opening up a comic book store and gaming cafe. We always had this idea of opening up a place where people can come and play computers and hang out and such. We decided after working jobs we hated for so many years to go for it.

Doing a bit of research online, we have discovered a company that basically does something similar to what we want to do who franchise. So that's what we have done. We've bought into a franchise. The company is called Geek Retreat and there are already four locations in the UK. The one we are opening is going to be in Milton Keynes. Opening a franchise seemed like a good idea for us as we get a lot of help from the franchiser's and a new business is more likely to succeed if it is a franchise. And seeing as we have no previous business experience, this seemed like a good idea as opposed to doing it all ourselves.

We are very nearly approaching our opening day, which is August 11th. I tell you, I'm going to miss early finishes and having every weekend off! But I guess that's a sacrifice you make when you want to make something for yourself.

We have a Facebook page made already if anyone is interested in checking it out. It would really help a lot if you guys could give it a like! I know it may not been anything for anyone not living in England, but if any of you Brits happen to know anyone you think might be interested in this place, please feel free to share it with them.

Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/GeekRetreatMiltonKeynes/
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Re: My business is almost up and running!

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Jul 18, '18, 1:58 pm

Go for it mate, you've come a long way from your struggles at B&Q and wishing you the best. It's not easy to set-up a business venture at the best of times but I'm sure your passion and hardwork will make it a success. Franchise is a good way to go, be intrigued to know about the support you get and how that relationship works.
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Postby Viazon » Jul 20, '18, 7:06 am

Thanks dude. I'm really hoping that running a business is easier than setting it up because it's been quite the hassle. I'm sure once everything gets going and we all get settled it will all be better.
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