I plan to set up my very own arcade store sometime soon. I am actually in the planning stage and I have been working really hard to make sure that every detail of this personal project is fully covered and studied, before I actually put it into action and start with the expenses.
One of the things that my family and I had to unexpectedly discuss in great length is the security measures of the facility.
I argued that I will be on the shop so there is not much need for a guard. But of course, my parents disagreed. They want to hire a security guard, complete with security guard clothing and all the works.
At first, I thought this was a useless part of the plan. I mean, it is an arcade store that I plan to put up, are bad guys really going to hit it? However, after hearing the reasons that they gave me, I was convinced that hiring a guard would be for the interest of everyone, including the customers.
See, when I thought of hiring a security officer, I was just thinking about me and my earnings and my shop. I forgot to consider that the customers also need protecting. And, since it is an arcade shop, my target market are the youngsters. If parents can see that my facility is well guarded and security is of priority, they will feel safer and would entrust their children to go to my shop, no matter the time of the day. This would then mean that more people will come to my shop, compared to unguarded shops.
After hearing all these valid points, I was convinced that indeed, I would need a security officer for the shop. I know now that a CCTV camera is not enough to make sure that no harm comes to me and my customers.
I approved of the plan and found the time to check the website for police jacket apparels that I can purchase and have my guard wear.
Thankfully, the Internet is a great help and I was able to find good reviews for a tactical jacket that everyone voted to be the perfect wear for the guards in the shop. It is obvious enough to make the security personnel stand out and let customers know that he is there to protect them, but is also comfortable enough for the guard to move about with ease.
Indeed, putting up a business is not an easy feat. I did not expect that I would even have to dedicate time, effort and money in order to make certain that my business and customers will be protected. But, no matter how hard this venture may be, I know that my passion to bring joy to people through games would soon pay off, and enduring a few stress factors along the way is nothing that I cannot handle.