System for aspiring business owners aims to revitalize Somerset

SOMERSET — Reid Curtis failed to anticipate to 1 day possess his possess business enterprise.

After doing the job in the retail business for 33 several years, he determined to choose a possibility and open (Mid)Western Second Hand, which offers a curated variety of secondhand boots, shirts, belts and other western attire.

He moved to Somerset a 10 years in the past, commuting to Columbus every day for his corporate work. He fell in enjoy with the town, and understood that was the position he preferred to set up store.

“Somerset is just a historic, charming, minimal village. There’s so substantially background just walking the streets,” he stated. “For people to occur and go to Somerset, we need to have to offer you ordeals.”

He put in the blood, sweat and tears to start his very first company, but he experienced some help together the way.

Reid Curtis is the owner of (Mid)Western Second Hand in downtown Somerset. Curtis was one of the winners of the Somerset Pop-Up Competition, which helped him open his business last November.

A application now in its 2nd yr assists aspiring business owners get expertise to acquire a detailed business enterprise strategy. 

The capture: They have to established up store in Somerset.

Mayor Tom Johnson, who sits in on the courses, hopes it will have a larger impact on the historic Perry County village.

“Making this a excellent place to dwell and pay a visit to is the strategy,” Johnson mentioned. “We’re on the lookout to curate types of shops that assist achieve that type of purpose.”