There’s no question that the Internet has revolutionized the way we do business. Money, goods and services have never changed hands so quickly and across such distances.
However, in this era of ecommerce and online trading, many businesses still need a brick and mortar establishment to sell products to their customers.
From restaurants and tailors to bars and barbers, these purveyors need a strategic spot to set up shop. Whether it’s a storefront on the hottest streets or acreage on the outskirts of town, it’s all about location.
We’re going behind the scenes to take a closer look at these local businesses and the entrepreneurs who run them. And we’re bringing you – our valued readers – along for the ride.
Through a regular series called Foot Traffic we’re talking to local business folk to find out what went in to their decision to open where they did and how that decision has influenced their business.
Entrepreneurs have an interesting way of looking at the world. They have an acute ability to identify problems and find creative ways to address them, while creating value and opportunity in the process. This naturally transfers into their real estate pursuits.
We’ve got some great interviews coming up in this series and the proprietors have a lot of great real estate and business insights to share. We hope you enjoy these segments as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
In our first submission, we talk to local personal trainer Justin D’Olimpio about his business, Just Train Fitness.