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RE: Chris's restaurant

I think you should follow your dream Chris....you are young enough to do it!

Anyways, listen to Theresa.... you have to be unique to make it. Many times
on this list I have talked about a special nursery in my neck of the woods.
He has a customer appreciation event, I am going to send you the info off
list (not that I care if any of you read it, but this is public archives).
You should go- it will inspire you as well as give you some ideas. He puts
on a heck of an event- with appropriate seating, food, plants that attract
your attention as you eat, and even the walking around with a glass of wine
shopping while the music is playing....to name just a few things he does.

And Andrea is also right- you need to fill out the paperwork and make sure
you cross your t's and dot your I's....

Maybe Eva will offer some advise too.... she knows the legal requirements.

And then we have Jim who has observed (and lets face it, he is really good
at doing that) and can offer some insight.

And then we have Kitty- who can direct you to plants and sales...

And then we have ..... yeah, the list here is endless....who knows, I may
throw in some accounting and tax filing to get you going too...

Is morning dove (? Is that the name, something like that)still for sale?


> Small business loan. BUT, you have to have a really good business plan to
> get one. I had to do one for my advanced nursery mgmt class. And, there
> were several chapters in there about having coffee shops in nurseries,
> always located at the rear of the nursery so the customer had to walk
> through to get to it. Suggested selling ice cream and popscicles as well
> for those hot days. Sounded like a good idea to me.
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 7/13/2005 2:34:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Chris's restaurant
> >
> > > Chris, you can call it Garden's Delight.  Outdoor and indoor seating.
> > > Outdoor set within a garden with the nursery next door.  Have the
> whole
> > > thing blend into one.  Indoors should have lots of tropicals for the
> winter
> > > months.  Building should have glass so you can see out to the gardens.
> The
> > > scent of fresh baking bread wafting throughout, homemade soups and
> lots
> of
> > > fresh ingredients on your menu.  You should have an herb demonstration
> > > garden where your chef or yourself can pick fresh herbs for your menu.
> > > Also small pots of the same for folks to buy.
> >
> > Yup, that's about what I was thinking of!
> >
> > > Always assume you will be slow for two years.  Build your dream
> business
> > > slowly only using capital that you can afford and still pay the
> essentials
> > > for those two years.  It takes longer to fulfill what you are looking
> for
> > > but you won't stay awake at night wondering how you will pay your
> employees.
> >
> > So, about that capital...  :)
> >
> > I really have no idea how to get started.  I don't have tons of money
> > laying around, nor do I have rich relatives willing to give me
> everything
> > I need.  How does someone get the money to start their dreams without
> > relinquishing control of the idea?
> >
> > > David  (who's getting hungary)
> >
> > Magyar-self a sandwich!  ;)
> >
> > Chris
> >
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