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Adventure Mopeds in Pensacola, FL

AdventureMopedsAdventureMopeds subscriber Posts: 1
edited March 2009 in Elevator Pitches

I recently opened
Adventure Mopeds;
.  We are a 49.7cc motor scooter rental, sales,
and service business in Pensacola, FL. 
We are a TANK Authorized Dealer;
.  We repair all Chinese motor scooters &

We are located
near: Naval Air Station; Home of The Blue Angels, Pensacola Country Club and
minutes from downtown Pensacola, FL.  Adventure Mopeds is open 10 A.M. until dark
Tuesday-Sunday. Rental rates are $15/Hr.; $50/4 Hrs. ; and $100/Day.  We rent to 16 yrs. & older with a valid
driver`s license.  Motorcycle or Moped
endorsement NOT required.  *ONLY*
Military personnel *ONLY* can receive our "Weekend Warrior Special": Rent a
Motor Scooter from 5:00 P.M. Friday until 7:00 P.M. Sunday for only $100.00.

I originally
opened in Corpus Christi, TX, in May of 2008, with the understanding from the
State Transportation board that a moped endorsement is not required to rent an
under 50cc moped.  I received a $10,000
loan from Accion of Texas;
.  With that amount, I purchased: 10 scooters,
helmets, tools, office equipment, etc. 
 After two weeks of being open
only two weeks, I was forced to close due to not being properly informed of the
moped endorsement law;
.  I relocated to Pensacola in June of
2008.  Due to the high cost of fuel, the
trip was over $4000.  I was unable to
find and secure a building.  I was forced
to put my business on hold until an opportunity presented itself.  I stored my 10 scooters in my back yard and
tried my best to keep them running.

I took a job as a
3rd party driver for DHL.  I
was laid off in January of 2009.  I
decided with the help of GOD, that if I could find a building, I would try once
again to open my business.  I discovered
my current location in February and my landlord was willing to give me one
month’s free rent to see if I could get the business going.  It was still very cold and I worked
feverishly to get the building ready for business.  I was opened in about two weeks. 

I had no finances
left from my original loan.  I had used
all my 401K and savings to get it started in Texas and then I had to move with
my tax refund.  So, I borrowed $1300 from
my son and wife to start all over.  I
opened February 21.  It was very slow,
because I had no marketing or advertising funds.  Slowly, word traveled and business was
brisk.  My first weekend, which was still
cold, I did almost $200.  The next
weekend I did over $500.

I encountered my
first set back the following week.  My
business was equally divided between military personnel and civilians.  Someone without authority decided to ban all
military personnel from my establishment. 
The following two weeks, were much warmer, but I only averaged $200 each
weekend.  I was then informed of what
happened.  Jay Harrison,
.  I passed them all out and I have reordered
another 1000.  I am running an ad in
.  It is currently on page
B3.  I would like to make a big sign for
my business.  I currently have a banner
that is not holding up well from the winds and rain.  I would like to do a radio commercial with
T&D Po-Boy; 850-453-8222.  The ad is
only $300.  We could split the cost. 

Spring Break is
here and I need to get my business noticed. 
I came up with an idea for a poker run. 
I sent the following to area business to see if anyone wanted to

I will be hosting Pensacola`s 1st Ever Scooter Poker Run and I want you
to be involved.  This event will be Saturday, April 25, 2009.  This will not be
just a one-time event; I plan on hosting these monthly. 

The event is limited to only 52 entrants.  Each entrant will drive to
five different businesses in Pensacola and pick a playing card for a total of
five cards.  Each business will have a complete deck of cards.  The
entrants will bring the cards back to me and whoever has the best hand wins the
grand prize.  I have attached a flyer that will be used to promote the


I would like to invite you to be one of the five businesses to help
sponsor this event.  Not only will this help promote my business, it will
help promote yours as well.  When the entrants come to pick their cards at your
business, you can have something special for them that will showcase what your
business offers and entice them to spend money with you.  The possibilities are
endless for what you can do.  I have some ideas if you would like to discuss
them.  Each entrant will receive a
T-shirt for participating, and I would like to invite you to advertise your
business on the back of the T-shirt.  The cost is only $90.  You can also donate
something for the grand prize that will help promote your business as well if
you wish.  I will be purchasing bowling, skating, hotel room, food, etc. with
the proceeds. 


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