I started the same way. I lost my job about 10 years ago, and stuck my neck out to do what I like to do for a change. I opened a little BBQ place that was doing ok, then I bought a little seafood place that was doing about 200K a year in sales. Now we do about 1 million a year. I add the BBQ when I bought it. Follow your heart, never put something on a table that you know is not quit right. You only think you can get away with it this one time. Never sacrifice quality over price, use only great quality supplies. And then figure your cost, and make sure you charge what you need to charge. People will, even in a little poor town, pay for quality. Don't get your customers hooked on coupons either. Put your love in it.
Last edited by Crabby Pig; 05-23-2013 at 10:41 AM..
Reason: forgot something in my ramblings lol