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Old 05-15-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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I'm looking to open a small clothing boutique soon and have decided that Virginia is where I would like to reside. Question is, where will my business thrive? I'm hoping to stick close to interstate 81, but am open to suggestions for anywhere in the state. My audience will be females ages 16 to 30 - possibly even 40s. I want an area that is safe, medium sized and has reasonable cost of living. A few places on the list so far is Blacksburg, Staunton, CVille, and Winchester.

I've uploaded a few pictures of what I'll be selling and would be very appreciative if you think this will do good in the area?
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Blacksburg or CVille will have more of your likely clientele. Haven't been to either so I don't know what you face in terms of competition, market saturation, or overhead. You're gonna have to hit the ground yourself, preferably for a few days to see foot traffic etc.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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How about Harrisonburg?
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Have you visited the Score.org website? Maybe a mentor in the area you are seriously considering might help. Just a thought.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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How about Harrisonburg?
Harrisonburg is also a good choice. Thanks, I'll definitely check score.org out

At this point I'm more so leaning toward Lancaster, Pennsylvania considering their high amount of tourism. But I haven't made any concrete decisions yet. I do love VA, very pretty state.. but honestly I think PA might be better for the business.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore
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I have a storefront for rent/sale in Exmore on the Eastern Shore if you are interested in a Coastal lifestyle. It can be a live work situation. The shore needs new business, is a wonderful place to live, and if you have an internet presence, easy to do.
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