Location. Say it three times. Fast. Voilà, the famous real-estate mantra. My wife and I recently visited Athlone, a quite central Irish town with the mighty Shannon river through it which heavy seasonal rains had bloated. The owner of a men’s clothing shoppe right across from the old castle explained how location applied to their 70-year old business. They’re in the old part of town. It’s nearly exclusively populated by pubs and restaurants. It gets beaucoup evening but very little day-time traffic.… Read the full article
There were a lot of impressive-looking rooms at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – special mood lighting, huge product posters, rented greenery. There also were loud after-hours listening sessions, cocktail parties and even some swag.
While this promotional frenzy was going on during the three days of the event, the owner of one small high-end company was sitting patiently in a corner room on the somewhat isolated fifth-floor atrium. There weren’t any attractive greeters outside his door or banners and LED spotlights inside.… Read the full article