Second-hand Bicycle Store

1. What is a second-hand bike shop?

A second-hand bike store takes in used bikes, fixes them up, and sells them at a premium.  This not only creates a second life for bikes that might have instead gone to the landfill, it also provides inexpensive and eco-friendly transportation alternatives.

2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?

There are no formal educational or training requirements for this job.

3. How much money is required to start?

$$   (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

4. What is the income potential?

$$   (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

5. What is the best location for a second-hand bike shop?

Urban (best), semi-urban (very good), suburbs (good), rural (poor).

6.  The best questions to ask yourself to find out if this business is right for you (if you can answer yes to all three, this business might be for you):

Can you fix bikes?
Do you know how to sell a bike and remain patient and helpful while finding a good fit for a person’s wants and needs?
Are you organized enough to keep track of lots of parts and products that are entirely not uniform?

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Interested in starting one in your community? Where do you begin?  What permits do you need?  Who is your target customer?  How do you find them?  What is the best use of your limited advertising dollars?  What’s the best way to attract a great employee or volunteer?  What does an average day look like?  What strategic tips do veteran eco-entrepreneurs suggest for startups like you?

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