In my work as an enterprise facilitator with the Grand Enterprise Initiative, I have some good moments.
One of those moments took place this week when Miriam Roskam opened her new book store in Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park. Called Mountain Shire Books and Gifts, the store’s opening means that Grand County has a real bookstore again, nearly a year after the county’s only book store (Avis Gray’s Cascades bookstore in Grand Lake) closed, largely due to COVID-related issues.
I worked closely with Miriam. The store is an excellent addition to the business environment in the Valley, bringing sales tax revenue to the town and rounding out the business offerings and making the entire business environment much better for all.
First of all, it’s great to have a book store in the county again. Maybe we are not so backward here after all.
Secondly, Miriam did all the work and she did a great job. I stood there on the sidelines and helped. She had the Trinity of Management in place and she executed.
She had great cash flow projections ready to go. She had a marketing plan outlined and budgeted. She had done a great job perfecting her product. She became a member of a book store association for stores like her operation. She followed the association’s advice and listened to other book store owners. She used another consultant for specific book store advice.
With all that great…