Life's a bitch, ain't it? I live in a small-town area by choice. I bought an 8 acre plot with a 2 bedroom house for $23,000 ten years ago, with cash. My '89 Toyota has only 82,000 miles on it, paid for. I live in the country. I grow a lot of what I sell, or get it locally. I don't wanna get rich, just pay the bills and a little extra. It's been tough, but what are my choices? I'm semi-disabled so I can only do so much. My former profession is out of the question.
Most restaurants go outta business pretty quick. Because of overhead.
Rent, wages for employees, food costs, taxes, etc.
It costs me about about $500 a year to stay in business......that's lisences and insurance. So this business will never go under, just may not make me the money I need. If I do something else, I can always hit the street, or whatever and make a few bucks.
No business succeeds w/o a lot of work.
Success takes time. Put your heart into it, or get out of it.