The Manaverse Podcast: Magic: the Gathering Business / Game Store Entrepreneurship / LGS Professionals
About This Show
The Manaverse Podcast is a podcast created for you, the gamer with aspirations of building your own local game store (LGS), the entrepreneur running an LGS who wants to grow their business, and the player who wants a behind the scenes look into the favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Once a week, Tom talks with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the game industry and pulls out the strategies, tactics, and systems that make their business so effective. Learn how to level up your LGS and build a better community with Tom Traplin and the Manaverse Podcast.
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MVP054: Why Game Stores Fail
4 days ago
In today's show the hosts of the Manaverse Podcast discuss the reasons why game stores fail.
Some percentage of businesses fail. The question is how do you make sure that your game store isn't one of them?
The sad truth is you can't protect your business from failure completely. Many of the factors that ultimately determine your success or failure are entirely out of your control. There is always an element of risk, that's Capitalism. But there are definitely things you can do that will cause your store to fail.
In this episode of the Manaverse Podcast, John Coviello, Wayne Mittlesteadt, Gary Sproul and I go over some of the reasons your game store will fail. Nearly all of them involve you as the entrepreneur. Either something you do, or something that you have failed to do. And that means you're in control.
Don't let your business just happen to you. Take steps to avoid causing your business to fail, you're already taking on one of the toughest challenges in the modern world. You don't need to increase the odds against any more than you have to. So give this episode a listen and then let us know in the comments down below.
Are there any reasons you think game stores fail that we missed?
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