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Online shop (in progress): http://piercingnation.blogspot.com/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PiercingNationShop
My name is Jacob and I have been piercing since 1992. I have seen this industry change in such a positive way in the last 20 years. I spent the first 15 years of piercing in San Diego where I owned and ran a shop. During that time I was a founding member of the California Alliance for the Promotion of Safe Body Art (CAPSBA). This is a non-profit organization that worked directly with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CEHA (California Environmental Health Association) to help create health regulations for San Diego and then the State of California. I later sold the shop so I could pursue other interests.
I moved to Salt Lake City and started piercing again about 4 years ago. Tired of fighting and explaining to store owners why quality and sterility is more important than making a fast buck I decided it was time to open a shop again. I have established a strong and loyal clientele who keep asking when I will open a shop. In order to do this I need start up funding.
Since I've done this before I have a good idea of what the costs will be. The last shop had an investment of $40,000 and reinvestment during the first year of about $120,000. I'm looking to open a small shop which requires less money and then I can build up to a larger space over time. What I'm asking for is the bare minimum to start and still maintain high quality and standards. Once I have a location for my clientele and word of mouth I will be able to finance everything else.
Basics Needed to Open:
Statim (for sterilization) - $2000
Examination Table - $500 - $1000
Mayo Stand (clean area for tools) - $100
Display case for jewelry - $150 - $400
Furniture for seating - $300
Cash Register - $100 - $200
Rent + (first/last month) - $4000
Permits - $200
Jewelry - $7000
High quality jewelry has a higher cost. Who I am ordering from:
Neometal ($3000) - http://www.neometal.com/
Industrial Strength ($3000) - http://www.isbodyjewelry.com/
Anatometal - http://anatometal.com/
What is needed that I supply:
Ultra sonic cleaner - $400
Autoclave bags - $300
Gloves - $200
Needles - $250
Tools - $1000
Antiseptic cleaning supplies - $300
Business License - $120
Organic Jewelry - $3000
As you can see I have some of what is needed to get started. I am asking for help with the rest. I have a client list of over 2600 people waiting for this shop to open. This is something I am very passionate about and have spent more then half of my life exploring, understanding, improving, sharing, and loving. I have made a success of this before and I can do it again with your help.
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