I finally had my licence come through from my local council so it’s all official, I can run my own bar. That’s the easy bit out of the way. Now I have to actually find a bar and get the money together to fit it out, stock it, get staff and get customers. This bit is not going to be so easy, especially the raising funds portion.
I fully understand that the vision I have in my head will be quite expensive and even if I downplay it all for a while to earn the money so I can pay for additional fit outs at a later date it will still be expensive and so my next step is to try and raise the funds. I figure that there is no point in trying to find a property until I have the money to pay for the lease and all the other bits and pieces.
I am also looking for a mentor. Having never done this before I realise that whilst my dream is to have a beautiful, well stocked bar and happy customers, it is ultimately a business and so finding a mentor that has knowledge of what I am trying to do is essential, they may or may not be able to help with funding too but ultimately knowledge is what is key here.
That is pretty much where I stand at the moment, I have to research where I can get funding and how to find a mentor so I suspect this will take a little time, in the meantime I keep my dream and momentum alive by these blog posts