Full of gift ideas and other novelty items you normally have to go to Albuquerque to find, Small World of Treasures is still in its first six months of business, but owner Dion Romero has big plans.
“I have so many ideas and other things I want to do with this store,” Romero said. “I’ve always just stepped out in everything I’ve ever done.”
Romero sees this small business as no exception. From knives and airguns to candles, fountains and stuffed animals, Romero leaves nothing to chance.
“I just have everything that I think people are looking for in other places,” Romero said.
On top of his constantly growing stock at the store, located at 221 Main St. Suite 211 in Belen, between T.J.’s New Mexican Restaurant and Rent-a-center, Romero is also working on a catalog of his merchandise for those people who are unable to get to his shop.
“I want to start a delivery service, kind of,” Romero said. “I have catalogs that I order things from, but I am also building my own catalog to give to people who may not be able to come in. They could call in their order, and I could take it to them.”
Romero is always coming up with new and inventive ways to reach customers. He is currently kicking around an idea to help students and families who can not afford some essential graduation goods. He would have the student work for him, and, in return, he would help supply them with all the goods they need for graduation.
“I think it is a good way to help the community, and, for me, that is very important,” Romero said. “I’m trying to give the economy in this town a jolt.”
Romero is also working on getting other people involved in his venture, offering some possible investment opportunities.
“What I’m thinking of doing is having an investor come in and look at my catalog and pick out a product they think would sell. When they find something, they could put some money towards buying the product, I would put the product in my store, and we could work out something, as far as profit,” Romero said.
The sky is the limit for Romero, and he is constantly looking to expand his business venture. Romero sells old comic books and party goods in his small, expanding shop.
He came to the retail business after seeing an advertisment in a magazine to start your own business. Once a comercial and residential painter, Romero offers a number of different goods and services in his shop.
For more information concerning Small World of Treasures, you can either call Romero at 861-0168 or just stop by the store located on Main Street in Belen.