I could not care less what is said about me. If we all go back to my first post, I clearly gave reasons why this is not the best venture. Then the OP attacked me. Once someone gets personal, I never get personal back, but I will tend to point out clear red flags that the OP is not seeing. At first it is my view, but if my standard business common knowledge is made out to be incorrect, I will give a no nonsense rebuttal that will show that I was correct in my views. This rebuttal is not for the OP, but for the many readers who may get confused by the conflicting information.
I don't care one bit if the OP has her whole family working for a collective sub-minimum wage. But if my posts help one other person contemplating and planning a future business, then I am happy about that.
Some people want the butterflies and rainbows, but business is math, and business numbers are finite. No grey area, it's black and white. Just like my posts.
In this scenario of the OP, the model does not work. That is clear to everyone with real business knowledge.
I was just offered a much larger space in the center where I open in five weeks. That was Saturday. I have spent all Saturday, all of Sunday, and will spend most of the week on a new business plan (actually updated). These are real numbers with real income. This off-the-cuff or "just go for it", form of business planning some people use is financial suicide.
With an 85% failure rate for new businesses, maybe the abrupt delivery is actually deliberate. I want people to think and not jeopardize their homes, jobs, credit, or savings. I have seen this happen hundreds of times. Public failure is demoralizing, embarassing, and defeating. I only try to protect people from this situation.
Everyone can realize their dream with planning. Saving the money is paramount. Then comes basic business education, experience, and a REAL business plan. Go to school until you can do it and understand its components. Understanding the web and how to use it is vital. Then comes marketing... the plan and the money to implement. Leaving out any of these steps and the new business is on the road to failure before it opens.
I don't try to be mean, but I do try to jolt attention to red flags in business issues. So many people on this site are nice, polite and encouraging. It is their nature. I am the blunt person that brings up the concerns and "what ifs". Again, it is only for the purpose to cause a person to consider a possible trouble spot.
Business is not about earning a sub-minimum wage. It's about planning and reaping the rewards for an entrepreneurial venture. My original "Just Desserts" business model made me personally $40.00/hr. I wasn't going to build that kitchen for any less. My new venture will make much more than that. And anyone can do this with a plan. I planned for several years and saved. This is essential for success. It's better to get a job working for someone else if you can only earn a little. There is no reason to risk assets when you risk nothing working for someone else.
So my delivery is abrupt and to the point, but my intentions are to keep people from losing money.
As for the other personal attacks, some people will actually contradict themselves just to post the opposite of anything Jason or I write. I find it amusing.