After lurking these forums for so long, I finally need to post and ask for advice.
We are a startup brewery in CO and over the past year we've been moving this from dream to reality. You can see a little about us at twinhops.com
We're pretty much at the point of no return. The lease is mostly settled upon, the floor plans are drawn and builder is ready, the equipment is ready to purchase, etc....basically we just need to sign the dotted line of the lease and then go down the line giving the ok to everyone. There's more to it of course, but you get the idea.
The problem is that one of our investors backed out just 2 days ago and now we're $75k short of what we thought we had.
Now fear has kicked in high gear and we're at a loss on how to proceed. Our emotional side is telling us to go ahead and sign and get started with the other money and we can come up with the other $75k over the next few months during the build-out, while the fear tells us that'll cause us to fail before we even start.
Oh, and the location is a big motivating factor in this. We love this location, got it close enough to the price we wanted, and quite simply don't want to lose it.