News, reviews, business articles and site updates for a board games store in Canada

Business Plans – Write one or not?

Friday, December 9th, 2016 Posted in best practices | No Comments »

It's strange. I know a lot of people (including us!) pour hours into writing a business plan.  When we first launched, I know I devoted a ton of time writing one.  In the years since then, I've worked with a ...

Distribution Challenges for the Gaming Industry in 2016

Monday, October 31st, 2016 Posted in business | 1 Comment »

My initial title for this post was 'market failures' but I realised that that wasn't entirely accurate, even if it is a better sounding title.  What I wanted to talk about was the increasing fragmentation of the market and the ...

Warehouse or Retail Store?

Monday, September 26th, 2016 Posted in business | 6 Comments »

We are coming up on our end of the lease fast and while we've made the decision that we will be moving to a new location as our rents have now increased to a point that we no longer think ...

Fair Value – What is it?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 Posted in business | No Comments »

We are running a flash sale on our clearance / used games right now, attempting to discard some extra stock that we really don't need clogging up our warehouse space.  Once more, it's gotten me thinking about 'value' and how ...

Business Misconceptions

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 Posted in business | No Comments »

This is a more random post than normal, just a few business misconceptions I've come across recently. Revenue = Profit / Make it up in volume! This is probably one of my favourite one's. When a customer sees that they have paid ...

Spinning wheels

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 Posted in general | No Comments »

Posts on the business side have been particularly quiet lately.  There's a lot of things going-on behind the scenes of Starlit Citadel, but most of it would be dead boring to those not involved in it.  For example, the last ...

The Ending of the Reviews

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 Posted in general | No Comments »

It's an interesting thing to have a massive project (okay, massive for a tiny little business like ours) like the video reviews end. After over 110+ board game reviews and over 145 videos in total, we're finally calling it a ...

2015 In Review: Industry Changes

Friday, January 8th, 2016 Posted in general | No Comments »

I occasionally write these posts about the year before, talking about how the year went or not. I sort of didn't do a massive review for 2014 last year, more discussing what would happen in 2015 instead. This year, I'll ...

The Social Media Puzzle

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

Over the last few months, we've been trying to work on our various social media profiles. Part of that includes reading what works best in each area and, further, what kind of content works on each area and trying ...

Making different choices

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

Our financial year end for our 8th year came to an end March 31, 2015. We're still finishing up the books, but as always this time of year makes me wonder about the business and the choices we've made. ...