Thread: my own lounge?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MyaFan View Post
Hey HP. I am thinking about opening my own lounge. Wondering if there are any owners on here or anyone that has any advice in general. Thanks! Also, my laptop is acting up, that is why I have not been on in a while.....
I own a lounge in New Mexico. The only advice I would give is to make sure that you pre-check all of the laws that are directly relevant to the location you are thinking about. Figure out the zoning laws, city laws, and state laws. Indoor smoking is the main issue; usually meaning no food allowed inside with smoke and the building has to have proper ventilation. Also, make sure you have enough money to pay for the business while you're opening. Plan on the preparation taking a year if you are a first-time business owner. That means 20k or more saved or in a business loan.
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