the owner of The Board Shop. I started when
I was 17. We deal with skateboards and repairs,
shoes, body jewelry and there is tons that
we offer for service, anything you can think
of that deals with a skateboard.
longest distance jumped on a skateboard
is 79 feet.
been a skateboarder for about 9 years, and
I’ve wanted to open a store since
I was 14 years old. I started in a two car
garage with a budget of $2,200. It was just
my Mom’s credit card. It took me five
days to pay off my initial investment into
the company. And I owe that all to the people
who came in and shopped at my garage.
we first started out, we had to actually
go out of country to get supplies. As Canadian
suppliers work, they only supply so much
goods to one region, and a town that's only
14 000 people with two stores carrying skateboarding
merchandise already, and me having a home
based business - I couldn't get anything
So I went down to the states, had no problems
and found a supplier right away. Then we
got six or seven more companies and now
we carry boat loads of stuff. But to ship
things in from the US, if you buy stock
for say $3,200, you're looking at $600 just
for the shipping.
pro's can earn $1,000 - $10,000 US a month,
based on their winnings.
used to just deal with guys' clothing. Now
more or less we've got lots of girls coming
in, we even had three girls start skateboarding
this year. So girls' clothing is going to
be half our store come springtime.
gift registry program came to us from a
parent that says, you know, my kid's a skateboarder
and I just can't shop for him whatsoever,
could you help me out? Well we've got this
gift registry program coming up, so I think
you'll be okay.”