I hope this is the right place to post this.

Are there any business owners here? Lately I've been mulling over the idea of, as crazy as it sounds, opening up a bookshop at some point in the future. Right now I work in a library and so the idea just keep creeping into my head.
A bookstore that of course features widely diverse set of books, music, movies, comics, a place a lot of us here would feel at home.. A place where people can come and chil and relax, do some research, learn, or just come to find great books featuring us.
I think the idea is solid but I have no experience in anything like that so I am asking are there any people here who started there own businesses and have advice on how to get started? I don't really know anything in terms of how much I should be saving, bank loans, locations, expenses, where do I get everything I need, and honestly I've no clue on where to start.
Anyone got anywords of encouragement?

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Good luck with that endeavor. I suggest getting a part time gig at a book store to see how they do it and learn from doing. Also, do a google search for bookstore business plans. I am sure you can find a free one floating around. Lastly, experimenting with a book cart on weekends to get you feet wet without investing allot may be an option.

I've actually got a part time job in a library that will hopefully turn into a full time one soon. Ironic given I actually did on job training in high school to work in a library and now I'm actually doing it. But yes, I've been looking at business plans for bookstores and while I get the basic gist, I think i'm definitely going to start looking for some experienced help on these things. Right now, i'm still just doing some research into stuff and trying to decide what I'm going to how and how I'm going to do it. I don't want to just hop in and get in way over my head.
 
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Good luck with that endeavor. I suggest getting a part time gig at a book store to see how they do it and learn from doing. Also, do a google search for bookstore business plans. I am sure you can find a free one floating around. Lastly, experimenting with a book cart on weekends to get you feet wet without investing allot may be an option.

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