Should I buy a shop?
My girlfriend has been managing a little womens fashion boutique for 13 months, and it's owner wants to sell up and have another baby. My girl and I have put in a hell of a lot of work, but we always kinda held back because it wasn't our business. Now she's offered my girl a great deal (10k for everything, 6k of which is bond and will be returned after the lease is up) but it's still a pretty big deal for us. I'll keep working my dayjob so there'll be some steady money.I've grown up around businesses and have a pretty good head for figures, and my girl has developed great relationships with her clients so do you think it's worthwhile? Right now the business is covering its costs and providing a small wage without great stock and little marketing.I know there's some strutters who are in business themselves - what should we be looking out for? What made you actually throw down and do it? What were the hidden surprises for you?