Aborn Powers is pleased to introduce you to another one of our valued tenants, El Dorado Hills Music, located at 873 Embarcadero Drive Suite #1 in El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. El Dorado Hills Music has a wonderful collection of instruments for sale or rent. They also offer lessons to assist in mastering the instruments, sales of music related items and of course support. Locally owned and operated by Paula Johnson, they have been in business since 2003. Please take a moment to read what owner Paula has to say about her business.
- What has been your largest hurtle as a business owner?
Competing with online businesses. Often times customers see something online and expect you to be able to meet their price. That is sometimes possible, but most times online can offer items for less because they don't have expenses incurred in running a storefront business.
- How do you hope to grow your business?
There is a large interest in used instruments both as consignment or sale. Not everyone likes to transact used instrument business via Craigslist or other social media. This is an untapped market that I believe there is a need for in our area.
- How many employees do you currently have?
I am an owner/operator but have a great staff of 5 talented music instructors capable of teaching most any instrument you would like to pick up as well as being a wealth of knowledge on instruments and music theory.
- How do you advertise your product/service?
The bulk of local advertising is by donations to school band/fundraisers. I try to support all the local schools I can with donations of instruments to help their fund raising.
- Does your company help your local community in any way?
We are pleased to say we support local school music programs as well as other music related shows, productions in the area.
- If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Provide an environment people want to return to. A smile and friendly approach to business is always rewarded by additional word of mouth customers.