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Old 22nd July 2005 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Jose Mrochek
is there a Tony Roma's restaurant in london ? ribs, yummy : )
Tony Roma's, yeh! My son took me there for Fathers day. First time I ever stepped foot in one. Yummy ribs. And we had a few pints to boot.

What about something like Cash Converters, Mike's Milk, I know both these guys who started up these franchises and make a killing. I think Mike has a studio now
Old 22nd July 2005 | Show parent
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Music School

Hi, her my 2 cents

I opened a music school about 2 years ago with my brother as a partner.

It's been a great business. It went for 6 students to 120 in less than a year.
We are able to pay our self as well as 5 other teachers. In the last year we build our own recording studio where we also teach pro audio. This open the door to extra revenue do to audio services such as audio restoration and voice overs.

In the last six month we started selling Picks, Drumsticks, Strings, Music Paper, Guitars and Drums. We don't make much on those sells, but they help. Ex. For a guitar we may get 20 to 40 bucks tops.

Lately I have been thinking on getting some highend gear like Mics or Preamps just to try out. But really is not my intention to become a full blown store. Like everyone said here, the margin is not that great.

It cost 40K to put together. But we are 100% happy and getting close to pay the 40K credit.

The trick was location with lots of kids and rich parents.

Good luck!
Old 23rd July 2005 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Larrchild
With Gearslutz, there is a seeker born every minute. Look away from the Light! Before you are like us!

"If I'm free it's because I am always running."~Jimi Hendrix

Mark...
rob a Bank or a Post Office! The kick in crime is pretty much the same as in the entertaining business!

LarryChild...
you know what the course resp. exit of Jimi was, don't you ?

hee-hee !
Old 23rd July 2005 | Show parent
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Regarding Pro Gear Sales:

"Don't do the crime, if ya can't do the time...no...don't do it........"~Sammy Davis Jr.

And keep your eye on the Sparrow...when the 'goin gets narrowwwwwwwwwAAA!!

(no Angelo, what was it?) was it hee-hee? I'm so lost. elaborate!
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