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My Company Was Downsizing

   In 2009 the construction company I worked for was downsizing.  I was regional manager and they eliminated my position.  They did offer me a job at corporate in Denver but after being there a month I decided to move back to Springfield MO.  They had no job for me.  I was also a stock holder in the company and could not work in that industry due to non compete agreements.  I needed a job and refused to go on the Government dole and take unemployment.  Before long the company I used to work for went bankrupt and I lost all my stock and retirement.   I used to like going to flea markets on the weekend so out of the blue I decided to open my own store.
Clueless About Antiques
     I called up a buddy that I had laid off a year earlier with an idea for both of us to have a job.  So with no retail expierence, no selling expierence, no knowledge at all in antiques, collectables, or anything we set about going into business.  I walked into a bank cold with my pitch for a loan and how and why I was going to open a store in the middle of recession.   They listened, liked my idea and gave me the loan.  We just started our 4th year in business on November 1st. 
Having A Lot Of Fun 
     We are not the biggest, not the best, not anything but we have a lot of fun.  One thing we have learned is that the more we know the more we known that we know nothing-LOL That make sense.  We have learned a lot over the past couple of years and love every minute of it.   You can see more about our store at
and our facebook page at
I can send more info if this is something that will interest folks
Mikes Unique Collectable & Antique Flea Market
3335 W Sunshine
Springfield MO

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Comment by Lorri Genovese on February 12, 2013 at 12:14pm

Very cool! Wish you were closer

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