Jon Sharky worked in the music departments of high street chains for just over a decade, but always dreamed of owning his own shop.
A rock frontman by night in Liverpool’s vibrant music scene, his chance came when he got a grant from the Prince’s Trust.
He has a tiny shop in Liverpool’s Quiggins mall for independent shops, but hopes to expand his operations.
Video journalist Dougal Shaw went to meet him.
This video is part of a series from the BBC Business Unit called My Shop. The series focuses on distinctive, independent shops and is filmed on a smartphone. To suggest a shop. For the latest updates about the series follow video journalist Dougal Shaw on Twitter or Facebook.