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Rowan@quaotic
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This is the sort of idea that needs a lot of research to start with. It is really easy and tempting to tell yourself that since you liked this business then it will work for you. You really should have an existing passion or at least interest before you go spending money. Food businesses come with a lot of regulations also.

That out of the way, why not? Food businesses are often easier to set up and make money(if they are in the right location) but you have to realise the amount of hours you have to put into them – if you can’t afford employees to start you may be working long hours seven days a week.

Before you think any further you must decide if you can work those hours and find a spot that will attract a lot of walk past business. Spend a few months checking out the food businesses in the area you are looking at, the amount of customers they get and at what hours. Find an opening.

Don’t be in a hurry – you may find after a month or so that this was just a whim and you would rather do something else. Food business opportunities are everywhere and small cafes in likely locations pop up for sale all the time so take your time – the opportunities will still be there later.

At this stage I would advise against spending money on tests or market stalls until you look into it more.