I'm working on opening a brick and mortar fabric store in Illinois. That's all I can say about my location, but I want to get that out of the way because I'm sure nobody wants to help a competitor. There actually aren't competitors in my area besides Jo-Ann's, which is why I want to open in the first place. People need fabric!
I am opening a fabric store with a focus on modern quilts and apparel sewing. I need to get some ballpark projections for my business plan so I can know what to expect in sales to see if I can meet my bottom line. I've been working with the Veterans SBA and the local Small Business Administration office, and they say the only way to get this information is to contact some other owners not in the area and ask for help. After all, they started out once too.
So... anyone want to help me? It would be appreciated. Please e-mail me.
Thanks in advance.