Hey Everyone, I asked this question about a year ago, but I need to do it again for my Senior Project for college. I am making a Business Plan and want to do a Wakeboard/Lesson/anything dealing with watersports shop. In the plan I am also going to partner with a Nautique Dealer to be a satellite sales place so there will be a couple boats there all the time. This would be located Waterfront on our local lake with excellent dock access. This is all "planned" for High Rock Lake in NC.
Anyways, any info or criticisms anyone has would be greatly appreciated. I want to know things like what brands people want (Boards, Clothing, Vests, Etc)? What kind of things would make a shop a great shop and have people wanting to go there? What are things you would like to see at a shop? How important is a website (especially one where you can sell from it)?
Also does anyone know how to find any wakeboard specific demographics for particular states or regions?
This is just a project and it would be great to have any help since this is such a niche market. This is the biggest place I know of that our people gather.