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Old 07-30-2015, 06:00 AM
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Re: Might be buying a store

Not overly surprised particularly by the city's/publics response. Have been in business as an artist for 27 years, rarely has any person crossed the threshold of my studio/store who was a townie. In all those years only made one sculpture sale to a townie & she was a transplant from a large urban area.

99% of all our sales are from out-of-towners. This is a problem if your town is not a mecca for tourists to stop at - means all the burden of marketing, selling, showing is on you to get the clients in & sell to them.

But this is a blessing in that you know that it is all because of your efforts that your business is succeeding.

Hope you can get an excellent price for your storefront.

Carl
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