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Old 10-07-2007, 01:40 PM
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Well, eventually I guess it would be feasable to start a mower sales and service shop. Just combine the two (retail and lawn).... or a music store... or a restaraunt... or a Halloween supply / costume shop.... I got a million ideas... just now money to work with... lol
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Those are all great ideas! Which do you think you would personally enjoy running the most or would that be second to which would be most profitable?
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Well, they all have their pros and cons.... I guess it would be about profit first and foremost... I would have to say, just to narrow it down, that the restaraunt idea would most likely be where I might like to turn... that way, everyone in the family (and our friends, too) could work for us and not have to worry about looking for another job. Plus, I love seeing people's faces as they bite into some yummy food that I cooked... (I wear many hats...many, MANY hats)
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Ok so say you did the restaurant. What kind would it be?
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Hmm.... Well, since I'm a Southern Boy, born and bred, I would HAVE to have Southern Food... but I have an ecclectic pallatte, myself, so I would want some other things incorporated into the menu, too.... I'm thinking multiple restaurants... with the first one open being southern cuisine.
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How much would it cost to get one started?
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I have no earthly idea.... why, do you wanna be my partner and give me the money for one? *

I would imagine that it would vary depending on where you start... like if you build one from the ground up it's obviously going to cost more than if you buy someone's restaraunt from them that they're closing or something....



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I think it's fun to come up with business plans for future project ideas. Sometimes they help paint a clearer picture of the project. They also can show what it would take to get the project up and running.

Who knows, maybe once a business plan was put together others may find an interest in taking part! A lot of business owners read these posts

Would you have your restaurant in a strip mall like facility or in a stand alone unit?
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Either... both... a stand alone unit carries lots of maintenance (including lawn care) to be done by the owner whereas a strip mall type setting gets done by the landlord. If I had the money to do it, though, I would say a stand alone unit.
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Have you ever thought about what you would call it?

Also, since you are so good with graphic designing, why not come up with a logo for it too! That could help in the process of creating the business concept and also inspire you further!
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