By Emily Browning”We’re a little over halfway through our second year in business, and we’re looking to hire,” says Dan Fink, who owns the skatepark in downtown Denver.
“We’ve been struggling to find people who are interested in doing the business, but we’ve had a lot of great people come in and work for us.”
The idea behind Fink’s venture is to provide a place for skateboarders to come and have a skate session for free and pay what they want.
The skatepark currently operates seven days a week, and there are two days a month for rental, so the owner can keep up with demand.
Fink is also planning to add a second facility, one with a full day of rental for $20 an hour.
That’s still a small amount of money for a small business, however.
Funk has been working to get a rental business going for a couple of years now, and he’s been working with a number of different partners to get his business started.
Fink said the best partners for him were those that were willing to take a chance on him.
The biggest obstacle for a rental shop is getting a business license.
Finks is licensed to operate his business, which is why he doesn’t charge rent for his business.
Instead, he just lets his employees work on his skatepark for free.
That way, he’s able to provide affordable skate rentals to a number to give to his neighbors, said Fink.
That also helps the skate park, which has been struggling financially in the past couple years.
He said he’s already received more than $100,000 in rental fees since he started renting his skate park in 2013.
Finks says he doesn-t have any plans to sell the skateboard shop to anyone else.
He’s also in the process of selling the space that he owns at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway.