Posted by Harvey Carroll, Jr. on November 29, 1999 at 22:31:31:
First, the antique shop. I suggest you partition off 10’ X 10’ spaces and sub-lease them to antique/antique related flea-market type of dealers that fit the antique concepts. Note that you may loose some business if you have a gentlemens club next to “High Priced antiques”. Pool halls attract some folks that people have a tendency to shy away from; however, if there are some good deals there then it should not be a major problems. By leasing the booth space you get the space filled quickly and can get a set monthly fee and or a consignment percentage.
Second, put together a really good business plan for a Gentlemens Club. I do consulting and can do one for you if you are not to far a way and/or I could email one at a reasonable cost. But here is the free advice. Do a “Shoestring Business Plan”. Go to vendors in the area and see if you can’t get lines of credit from them.
A) Pool Table and Equipment Supplier
B) Food Service/Possibly joint venture with a Restauraunt equipment supplier.
C) Vidio Games Vendor will put in equipment on a split of some type. Usually 50/50 split.
D) Food Distributors will give short term credit. Keep it simple at first (Hamburgers, hotdogs, and the like to cut down on professional labor cost.)
E) Beer distributors and liquor distributors will give you a short term credit on some of the more popular drink sales.
Where are you located? Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way my old friend was the 5 time world champion pool player “Earl Strickland”.
Harvey Carroll, Jr.