So happy to have come across this forum! Well, here ya go, first post! Ok, so I want to open a coffee shop...HA! With that said, I do have years, and I mean years of experience working for someone else. You know what I mean, you loved their business more than them! You worked all the hours, etc...I also, have worked in the restaurant business as well for many years! I have not had less than 2 jobs for the last 15 years, sometimes 3. Ok, so I have always wanted my own place, and well, now that I am embarking on "older age", I feel I am ready to do it. Actually looking at a space today. My question is, am I totally nuts? It is a small space, around 700 sq ft. Located in a quaint little town that I have had my eye on for the last 10 years. There is nothing like this in the area, and I am not looking to be a giant. Just an older gal who is looking for something to call her own, and maybe...maybe make a few pennies down the road. I guess with that said, my question is this: Upon opening your store for the first time, when did you start seeing a profit? Be it ever so small, or great, at what time did your shop make money? I will have so many more questions for my seasoned shop owners here, but I am just curious, am I really out of my mind? I am going to be self funded in this project, and to start I plan on being the only employee, only open till 3 or 4 pm. No cooking, but outsourced pastries and goods. As I type this I know this may sound ludacris to some of you, but I have watched this foot/car traffic for years and feel confident in knowing what hours would work!...HELP! Do I need an intervention now??? Thank you in advance!