Entrepreneur thinks outside the box


According to most definitions, an entrepreneur who realizes his business idea and lasts five years is considered successful. Darryl Taylor took up his idea in 2016 and built his company BS City. It is estimated that only about half of small businesses last five years.

Taylor readily shares his story: “I was a DJ for 20 years. I turned 35 in 2016. So I wanted to put my foot in something else. I had saved money. I asked my friend Jeremy, “Would you like to do something unconventional? Something else?’ I had six grand in my pocket and he had no money except four grand in credit cards. We moved to a small square. The real estate agent told me, ‘No one ever makes it there.’ Our first year for what it was, it was really good. After that year I bought out my buddy. I stayed at this North West Street Plaza for about another year. Then I moved to Jackson Street near Lima Senior. The first store was 1,200 square meters. The Jackson was 5,500 square feet. I was there for a year and a half, then I moved into a 16,000 square foot building owned by DeHaven.”

Most entrepreneurs are willing to take risks. You are willing to work hard and constantly strive to turn ideas into reality. They often start small and work towards making the company bigger.

“I’ve always been the type to either make it big or go home,” says Taylor. “I’ve always wanted to excel; I have never been satisfied. There is always a risk. This (moving to Northland Plaza) was a big risk. After two years at DeHaven, I was just fed up with the building. I thought you know what? I have enough stuff here. Now I have enough business. I’m going to be a big department store. I want to do something a lot of little guys haven’t done. I want to be like a big chain, but I’m not a chain; I’m just a local, you know, and that’s why we took this step.

Entrepreneurs take on all the risks of their business, which is rewarding but can also be a lot of pressure.

“I won’t lie. I was nervous. But things just worked out. Now that I’ve moved here I’m nervous. i won’t lie to you Let me take baby steps like I’ve been doing all along. A wise decision for the store? Yes. The way it’s been put together, the way it’s compared to what it’s been for the last five years – this is the best thing ever. customer shopping experience. Big. As it is designed. The signage. Yes. As for finances and business, I don’t know yet because I’m in a new place. And I don’t know what will be,” Taylor said.

There are as many different types of entrepreneurs as there are people. One of the great joys of entrepreneurship is the ability to think outside the box. Company naming can be an example.

“I’ll tell you the concept behind it. I wanted to call it Buy Sell City. My buddy and I discussed and decided to spice it up. People look BS and think of one thing, but it really stands for Buy-Sell City. I’m going to enter this business with a serious mindset that the only flaw found here is in the name. Since then I’ve struggled with it. ‘Cause I’m honest I don’t work people off. That means that. I don’t rip people off. I’m honest. i am fair and firm I don’t treat anyone differently.”

Darryl Taylor is usually at his store at BS City, 100 W. Northern Avenue, Lima, Ohio. Come by. See what’s there and talk to the owner.

“People look at BS and think of one thing, but it really represents buy-sell city,” said Darryl Taylor, who owns the company.

Darryl Taylor, owner of BS City

BS City buys, sells used goods

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