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Old 09-20-2013, 03:26 AM
Location: US
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The eduction in school for business ownership is mostly worthless and in many parts it can even be harmful because of all the political correctness teaching you the wrong things. Experience is the best way. Try to work at one that is successful and see what they are doing right and if anything could be improved.

Source: Personal experience... my family has owned 4 successful restaurants ranging from a small cafe to 600 person fine dining restaurant.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:45 PM
Location: Under a bridge
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Originally Posted by NJ Brazen_3133 View Post
It is about location . . . location . . . location. Unless Real Estate prices plummet ten years from now, I would think your best bet is a food cart or truck. Like those you see in Manhattan. It should be cheap enough for you to start, and from there, you can maybe expand. You can learn all the basics too from working a food cart. It is like a sort of microcosm of an actual restaurants. They are the same except in a much much smaller proportion, so you can handle it easier.
I agree 100% about location. In the restaurant business it's all about location. Everything else is in distant 2nd place.

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Old 09-22-2013, 09:21 PM
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There is NO substitute for experience. Every one of the banks that failed were run by people with high degrees and every learning advantage they could get. It meant very little.

Learn the business on someone else's dime, save your money, and learn what YOU do best.

Then leverage your skills to best advantage, and get help with the rest. Start without going to debt, if you can, so you can have the biggest chance of success possible.
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