These Boots Are Made for Selling

BOARDMAN, Ohio– Rick’s Factory Boot Outlet has been in the community for 44 years. Owner Rick Blasesays when he started the business, he had 72 pairs of boots and about 500 empty shoe boxes to give the appearance that he had a lot of product on the shelves.

“That was in 1978 and I was 23,” Blase says. “It worked. It took a long time to make it really work but we’re really fortunate that it worked.”

In today’s 3 Minutes With video, Blase discusses how the business has evolved over the last four and a half decades.

This is an excerpt from our Shop Local series sponsored by the Eastwood Mall Complex and PNC Bank.

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