Well it's not easy Shaun, night work plays havoc with your body!
Not much to update you guys with. At the moment I'm trying to raise the money for all the expenses involved in getting the venture of the ground, things seem to just keep popping up! At this rate I'll open the shop without any stock!
I started a FaceBook page see link below, which I will use instead of the blog on my site, think this will help with my social networking.
Did have a boost to my optimism about this whole thing panning out well. Yesterday I thought I'd pop down to the one and only local bike shop to see how their refurb went which they told me about last time I visited about a month or so ago. I found the shop to still be stripped bare, that place will not be opening antime soon and I should be up and running before they do. I'd like to think that my place is going to be a more professional run shop but they are old hands in there and guess they must have a following. Anyway in a dog eat dog world this was good news to me
Decided on the colour scheme of the shop to be red, white and black as per my original poster. For the interior of the shop I have in mind (although open to suggestions):
Black floor - lino or rubber, although I was offered a red lino which I considered
White walls - I may have blocks of red or black behind certain displays and/ or red and black painted border around the top perimeter of the walls
Grid Wall for tools (for sale and workshop)
Black shelving unit for parts (mainly used)
I think I can have about four bikes displayed for sale which I am just going to use wall mounts for; two on the floor and two above (I maybe able to fit in a few more bikes)
Landlord has replaced the roof and electrics and will soon be re-rendering the wall.
Pictures when I have something to show you. Lease starts from 1st March.