This isn’t news as we generally post – just rambling on. I am on my way to getting my arcade business started as yesterday I went up to the State Commerce department and registered my business. Within two weeks I am supposed to receive a certificate showing that it is officially recognized – then I will work on getting the loan so I can buy a number of games.
I have been wanting to do this for as long as I can remember. It started when I originally saw the movie Tron, where Flynn owned and operated his own arcade and on top of that lived in it with an apartment above. I thought that it was coolest thing ever and have wanted to run an arcade since. I have managed an arcade before for about a year and it was a fun experience and learned much of what I needed to know doing that.
A few people over the years have attempted to talk me out of doing this or discouraging me with some negative thoughts about the idea but I will be moving forward despite that. I think I can make my arcade successful. That might be foolhardy in the view of some people but passion is part of what makes a business work. Marketing it to others will be a challenge but my local competition makes it easy for me – they only rely on word-of-mouth, which is possibly the slowest way to advertise. I will be using other means to get the word out and remind people of what arcades are. Once I am closer to opening I will post more about this along with pictures of the arcade itself. – Shaggy