Thanks everyone so much for your help! Erin, I would love to get in touch with Joanne...it sounds like she would be a great resource, and I admit, the more resources and great advice, the better off I`m going to be.
Right now, the space I am looking at, is approximately 2500 sq feet.
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I have read your posts and you sound very excited about what you are doing! That is great! I have a friend who owns and runs a retail boutique here in VA. If you are interested i can put you in contact with her. She is a savvy business women and also an attorney. I also know she is a wiz at ordering and buying and wholesale, etc. She also plans on franchising her store.Let me know and i will get you two together. Her name is Joanne and I am sure she would be willing to help.