Adventure Rider In Training

We signed the lease. We got the keys to our new shop the day before Thanksgiving.

The plan was to spend the holiday weekend cleaning and getting ready to open.

On Thanksgiving day, we scrubbed the floors. On our way home, my truck fried a water pump. Luckily, we were Continue reading “Adventure Rider In Training”

Explaining Wants and Needs to a Kindergartner

My son asked an interesting question this morning.
“Dad, do you need to open a motorcycle shop, or do you just want to open a shop?”
I told him that it was a great question, and the answer is yes and no, and that I would have to think about it for a bit to find a way to explain it to him.
What I need to do is to Take Care of and Provide for my Family. Continue reading “Explaining Wants and Needs to a Kindergartner”

In Search of the Perfect Motorcycling Destination

Bikers love to ride.
Any excuse to get on my motorcycle is good enough for me.
Once I fold that kickstand, I don’t want to put it back down. We all got to stop somewhere to stretch our legs and eat. When we get to ride, we want to cruise. No one wants to be stuck in traffic and urban gridlock. Motorcycles crave the open road. Give me a few hills, and Continue reading “In Search of the Perfect Motorcycling Destination”

Learn From Small Businesses That Failed

A firm handshake seals the dealEach of us has our own unique set of goals. Right now, high on my priority list is getting my motorcycle gear shop open. I can already smell the leather. That’s one of the things that I miss most about working in a motorcycle dealership. My goal is to get my shop open, and just as importantly Continue reading “Learn From Small Businesses That Failed”

A Different Kind of Motorcycle Shop Is Coming To Town

My name is Rand. I’m in the process of opening a motorcycle safety gear store in Toledo Ohio. My goal is to provide access to a wide range of products focused on improving rider’s safety and comfort while they are on their motorcycles.
I have a well thought out business plan. I have read extensively about Continue reading “A Different Kind of Motorcycle Shop Is Coming To Town”