Name shop: 360 Grad Sportshop Location: Lohhof/Munich, Germany Years in business: 28! years Employees: 3
What was the reason for you to start a BMX shop? 360 Grad Sportshop: In 1990 there was no real BMX shop in the Munich area no more. As my friends and me were still riding and always needed spare parts, I started to order a bunch of spare parts, so we didn’t have to wait to get them via mailorder. As I was never really into working a regular (and boring) job, the idea of opening my own BMX store became more and more interesting. In 1991 I started the
Name shop: Peoplesstore Location: Cologne Germany Years in business: Roughly 10 years by now Employees: Two and a half men and a bunch behind the scenes
Did you ever go to school to learn how to run a BMX business or did you just 'send it'? Peoplesstore: No just kinda slid into it after moving to Cologne! To run a Bmx business there is no school for that, cause it's too different from a normal business.
Were your BMX industry contacts already made before you started your shop, or did you meet more people along the way? Peoplesstore: Knew some before but met lots of interesting people on the way!
Who are some of the people that helped out in the beginning, setting up the BMX shop? Peoplesstore: Harry, Klaus, Janosch, Bahar, Jan Heinen, Ed Docherty, Sandra, Rob Harrison, Paul Robinson, Hardy Spieß and many more.