IAMA Record Store Owner - Back for a 3rd time! Ask me anything!
I decided to pull the trigger and go another AMA, since the last one was 8 years ago. Here are links to the other two AMAs that I’ve done.
Since then, a TON of folks have sent me PMs about starting their own stores, with several awesome success stories out there. I still get messages from those AMAs on occasion, so I thought it might be a good time to pop back in.
I’m a record store owner in Fort Wayne, IN, and started my first store (Neat Neat Neat Records) in 2011. I sold it at the tail end of 2019 to start another company, but got crushed by Covid just as we were getting ready to roll. I started my current shop (Welcome Back Records) in February of 2022.
If you have questions about starting your own shop, or are curious about the inner workings of the business, feel free to ask away! I’ll do my best to answer every question here.
PROOF -> https://imgur.com/a/mM2AOal