The Fishing Hole
Published 11:52 am Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Name of business: The Fishing Hole
Telephone number: 899-3111
Office hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
E-Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature of business: Retail sporting goods specializing in hunting and fishing supplies, firearms, ammunition, boots, Carhartt clothing, dog food and supplies
Owner: Blake Boykin
Year founded: 1993
Number of employees: Five
How’s business: We are fortunate to be located in the heart of hunting and fishing territory midway between the Hampton Roads and Richmond areas. We have a great business and great customers.
Something you wish everyone knew about your business: Although we are a small store, we have a great selection and prices that are comparable to big box stores
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Personalized service, knowledgeable staff that uses what we sell, hard to find items that the big stores do not stock
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Find good people to support you. Know your market and your customers’ needs. Keep your costs under control and focus on your core business.
Your first job: First “real” job was in the Army as a transportation corps officer
Your role model: My parents. They made me what I am today.
The key to a successful business is: Treat your customers well and give them the best possible service you can provide. Control your costs, but don’t sacrifice quality in the process