Part of the newest addition to the NCGIA website:
THE CATTY SHACK, LTD
When I originally set up a store-front salon, it was in an historic Main St. area of the very small, but rapidly growing Simpsonville, SC. Due to city ordinances, the storefronts and signage in the town square were required to be uniform in size, color and design, as shown here. No specific branding was allowed other than the choice of font used in the signage.
Pros: great visibility, quaint atmosphere, a lot of pedestrian traffic.
Cons: lack of displayed branding, minimal parking
Since I was relocating from a home-based cattery/salon, I already had most of the equipment and tools needed. Hence, my investment to set up shop here along Main Street was very minimal.
Things I already had:
To read the rest of this and see the full floorplan you can visit the NCGIA members-only pages. We currently have downloadable client forms, a webinar library and the rest of this article along with an equipment list and salon floorplan drawing. In addition, there is a page showing my cat boarding facility.
We will continue adding to this members-only section of the website throughout the year, building a fabulous library of information and adding value to your member benefits.
If you are not yet a member of the NCGIA, you can find out more here. What a great way to start out 2014! Happy New Year!