Tyler Jorgenson

One Entrepreneur's Journey To Find Greatness


Not Hollywood Video

When I was a kid I remember going to the video store to rent a VHS.  (For readers under 21 those were what we had before DVD’s.  For readers under 16 DVD’s were what we used before streaming video).   Renting videos in the 80’s was fun.

I drove past a new video store yesterday.  Well, it wasn’t so much new as an old Hollywood Video store with a new name.

Hollywood Video owner filed bankruptcy this year and closed 805 stores.

I wonder what entrepreneur had this thought, “Wow, a major national video rental establishment couldn’t cut it in today’s market despite all of their experience and financial backing but if I can lease the building, buy the inventory and change the name I can make it work and be rich!”

Sometimes it’s best to just let sleeping dogs lie.

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