OK, guys - here's the dilemma... I live in Southwest Florida, and the only yarn shop within about a 40 mile radius is going to be closing at the end of April. I am very tempted to just jump in, buy out a bunch of the current owner's stock, and open up a new store. (The current shop is in the owner's home, and buying the business outright would probably be harder than starting new-although the current owner has been very nice and offered to help me get started.)
I cannot afford to leave my current job/benefits for a "wouldn't it be fun." And the cost of leasing retail space seems almost prohibitive. To add just one more problem, I live in a kinda out-of-the-way corner of the county, and even if I tried to open the shop in my own home, I have no room.
Anyone have any ideas/suggestions/similar experiences? I have a little time to putz around, but need to make a decision sooner or later.