Julie Glenn, owner of The Comfy Couch in Highland, sees the potential of her gently used merchandise, which ranges from lamps and pillows to antiques and furniture.
“We are an outlet for people to sell their items,” Glenn said. “I have some old items, some antique items, some new items. They are all in beautiful condition and they’re just looking for a new home.”
Glenn launched her store in mid-2011 and she already sees how her business has developed and how she has outgrown her space. In the future, she is looking forward to opening a second location with a portion of the profits going to veterans and their families as her husband is a former Marine.
Glenn received assistance from the SBDC before she opened her store. She worked with her business advisor on her marketing and growth plans and she received guidance on workshops and resource availability.
She advises new business owners to do their homework and seek advice from others in the field. She is already passing along her knowledge to a customer who is planning on opening a consignment store of her own.
For more information, visit www.mycomfycouch.com.