My business partner and I are looking to open a new local home brew supply store. There are only two in our live/work area and we feel a third would be great!
With that said, we aren't looking to become millionaires, but we are looking to do what we love - next to making beer.
So, what we are looking for are a few resources or other LHBS owners to discuss with us some of their hurdles, business plan preparation, startup costs, supplier ideas/contacts, and roughly expected overhead. If possible we are looking for estimations on income. I know this is asking a lot and not likely to get a lot of information back as well as income is based on many factors, but any information is greatly appreciated.
We have reached out to our local SCORE chapter to get help with writing and planning, and anything else we can think of. Outside of that, we are still in the early stages of accomplishing this dream.. thank you for your time, cheers!