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Posted By: Carla Ball In Response To: Location, location, location!! (Margaret MacGillivray)
Saturday, 29 April 2006, at 9:37 a.m.
In Response To: Location, location, location!! (Margaret MacGillivray)
It is not really the location, she is downtown. I tried to post a message but it was not accepted, I don't know why, then it disappeared. Anyway, it is the town, we had 2 large industries lay off about 10,000 people in the last years and we have been bounced back. The gallery owner has done many things to promote the gallery but people can't afford art. When it comes to food or art, what do you do?
The fund raiser is for real, I will have more info in late July or July. It is not a scam. If you want more info email me thru my website. All art donations will be auctioned off in a special ebay event, along with items donated by stars and the studios I am in charge of getting donations for the area I live in. I will be meeting with every gallery I can to get our local artists noticed and help a worthy cause. It is to help troubled teens thru art and counseling. This foundation is the result of his teenage son that committed suicide and wants to try to prevent other parents from suffering the devastion of losing a child.
Thanks for your ideas and advice- Carla
I wish I'd listened to my own advice ... that's a different story, though.
> 30 people - presumably a little capital available amongst you all ... a
> need to display your arts and crafts ....
> Well, I'm not much in favour of government by committee BUT I know of two
> fantastic businesses in Scotland which started in a similar fashion (and
> I'm sure there are many more.) Approximately 20 years ago, a group of
> farmers wives started baking scones and selling them from a "garden
> shed" of a coffee shop on a busy main road. Now they've a beautiful,
> quality coffee shop with a FANTASTIC gift shop - they also sell quality
> clothes, Scottish foodstuffs, alcohol and more.
> The key to their success, as far as I can see is the location:
> - Busy main road in a spot with good visibility.
> - Safe access to the site with separate on and off ramps. In other words,
> the cars come in one entrance and leave at a different exit.
> - Close to a town so that it's not difficult to find staff
> - Plenty of good parking - and some space to expand when the business
> starts to prosper.
> That's what we should have done when we started in business. We're in a
> town setting with no place to expand and parking's a nightmare! So, if you
> know of a small-holding for sale on the best highway in your area, on a
> level piece of ground, that's the place to start!
> Best wishes
Carla's Stained Glass Creations
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