I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this but I am sure the moderators will move it if it is not.
I am thinking about opening a small engine lawnmower chainsaw shop in Wahoo NE. t is a town with a population of about 4000 and in a county with a population of about 20,000 people. Two nearby cities are Lincoln and Omaha both within a 45min drive. There is currently 1 small engine shop in town but their prices are high and service is poor. I have heard more than once from a customers of theirs that they will not be doing business there again. They deal Johnsred and Ecco for chainsaws, Toro for lawnmowers, Tecumseh and Brigs for small engines.
This question is for the small engine shop owners here at arborist site.
Do you think there is room for two small engine shops in Wahoo?
What kind of new revenue does the typical small engine shop take in annually?
I am lover of quality so I would like to become a Stihl dealer and a Husqvarna dealer as well as some less expensive saws for homeowners wanting to clean up after a storm. I would also like to become a Honda power equipment dealer and maybe a less expensive brand for people who cannot afford Honda. What does it take to become an authorized repair center and an authorized dealer with Stihl and or Husqvarna?