Hi All! My husband and I are looking at opening our own take-away shop. At this point in time it is our dream and we are trying to gather as much info as possible. The questions we have at the moment are: * Are we better off buying an already established business and changing it to suit our needs? * If not, we have seen numerous shops for lease - for approx 60sqm how would I go about getting it all fit-out (we have found completely empty premises for lease) and are there companies that do this sort of work? * How much does this service cost? * Do banks have special loans for starting up your own small business? That's all I can think of at this stage but I'm sure many more will come to mind!!! Any input is greatly appreciated! I would love to hear from anyone who has a similar set up who has started from scratch! Thanks!