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Old 02-27-2013, 11:39 AM
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Default Estate Sales & advertising???? Those of you who have small businesses, help!

Hi all! Sorry I haven't been around, we just completed our move from El Paso, Texas to Aurora, Colorado! Anyway, I've been watching for estate sales, I guess I missed one where there was quite a bit of grooming stuff up for sale right before we got here, but my husband and I have been having an ongoing debate.
He is of the opinion that its incredibly creepy to buy some dead groomer's old equipment, I think its just a great opportunity. My little home salon is almost finished, minus a bath tub, which I still need. I haven't seen anything yet, but I'm pretty patient, its just going to be interesting talking hubby into buying "some dead groomer's" bath tub. -_- Would you be creeped out by this, am I just a heartless weirdo???

On the other end, advertisement. I'm having some trouble figuring out what to do... In El Paso you could advertse however you wanted, here in Aurora, we CANNOT advertise from the home - no stickers in the windows, etc. We even have to back our van into the drive way because it has a magnet on the back advertising the salon! Its nuts! We're on a pretty tight budget right now having just moved and him getting out of the Army, plus dropping $600+ on Doom at the E Vet Thursday night, we've thought about doing EDDM through the post office, but its pretty expensive. In El Paso I volunteered grooming for the dogs at the Humane Society and they advertised for me, but none of the shelters around here need anything from me (This makes me really sad, I live for the volunteer side of things) we came from a place desperate for volunteers in the rescue world, to a place that has entirely more than they know what to do with - So, on the advertising front, what would you do? I'm bored and ready to get some clients in here!
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