Ok let me start off with a little bit about myself...
I am 28
Very self motivated
Basically I have always wanted to run my own business (or else I wouldn't be here now would I? :D )
I have always enjoyed working in Deli's, and getting to know the "regulars" that stop by every day, or multiple times a day. I have worked in retail since I was 16 years old. I am to the point where I feel that working for "the man" just isn't enough for me. I am tired of being told to do things wrong, or ways that will be less productive. I am very confident in my knowledge of understanding people, their personalities, and what it is they want. I want to feel that sense of accomplishment... where all my blood and sweat that I pour into my store isn't forgotten after a single mess up. Not saying I mess up often, but when you've worked in Retail as long as I have it is far to often that the perception of someone is completely changed with one stupid move.
The main reason I am here is because I am in the very very early stage of looking into starting my own business.
Is it more wise to start my own deli from scratch in this day and age? Is the cost/reward worth it? Or would it be in my best interest to buy a local mom + pop type deli and kinda spruce it up?
Pretty much I will have about $20,000 of my own money to invest into the business. And after some quick research it seems like I will need about $100k > $300k to get it off the ground. What exactly would be the best method to getting the funds to start up or to purchase a Deli? Does anyone happen to have some literature on starting up a Deli?