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Are After Hour Young Loiterers Ruining Your Business?

June 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 252

Well, perhaps you run a business and you close at a reasonable hour, but it is dark when you close, and well, various folks in the area seem to come out at night hang-around and loiter. Even though you are closed perhaps there are other businesses open nearby, or perhaps there are seating areas, and relatively little security if any. Teenagers may hang out for hours after you close as it is a common space where they can meet with their friends. Nevertheless, this could be destroying your business without you even knowing. Okay so, let's talk.

The other day, I happened to walk out of the Starbucks just as they were closing, and although I wasn't the last person out, there were kids loitering in the parking lot, and it looked as if they might be there for a few more hours. They were smoking, and perhaps drinking too, but I couldn't tell for sure. What I did see is they were wearing quasi-gang attire, using foul language, and even making comments to me as I got in the car. I didn't know these kids from Adam, nor did I respond or even care, I can take care myself.

Nevertheless, a mother along with her two daughters were also on the way out of the coffee shop to get into their car across the parking lot. The language being shouted was completely foul, and the mother whisked her daughters into their SUV and drove off. I doubt very much if that mother will take her daughters out for a Frappachino in the evening for a celebration, at least not to that Starbucks in the future, that's for sure. Now then, three Frappachinos is $12, and if the mom takes the daughters out once per week for a treat, that is $48 a month.

Okay so, whereas Starbucks can afford to lose $50 a month times perhaps 10 such customers without putting a real dent in their gross revenue for that store, most small business owners in the retail space can't afford that type of luxury. 10 times $50 is 500 bucks a month, and that is $6000 per year. Now then, let me ask the question again which happens to be the title of this article; "Are After Hour Young Loiterers Ruining Your Business?"

They certainly might be, and if you have teenage employees, who are perhaps quasi-of these other less-than-desirable teens, the loiterers that is, then, I'd say you have some work to do if you want to maintain your business reputation. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Retailing Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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