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So, after spending literally my entire life in and around the used car dealership my family founded and still run here in Knoxville. I have garnered the courage to take the leap and chase my dream of starting my own dealership, which is a dream that has been in me since I was arranging my hot wheels to look like a car dealership. That's right my hot wheels where for sale not for play, yeah you guessed it, I was a slightly odd child.
My first business venture came at 7 when I would rummage around my father's dealership and round up any wheel lug nuts I could find and I would clean them up and set in front of our house trying to sell them. Most kids go with lemonade which is a safe play but I like to push the envelope and went with the "slightly" used lug nuts. I am not sure if it was my location or if I was just not in the right marketing channels but sales where slow.
I say all of this to ask the EoK community if anyone may have any ideas or suggestions, you might have for a new start up in our community, we would love to hear it. Any specific organizations we should be active in participating in / any local marketing channel we should pursue / do you see value in local tv or print advertising / do you see one price no negotiating as a good platform or do you think negotiating is still the way to go / any and all suggestions or thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for being so kind to share your knowledge and experience!