OK guys! I've been out of it for a little while but I wanted to catch you all up on what's going on here. I'll do a video shortly but I've spent a bunch of time working off and online to keep things moving. I set some goals to visit some potential locations which forced me to make some phone calls and get out. Then I came back to a location that I had looked at a year ago. Why the layout isn't perfect and there are things I'd like to do with it, it is a month-to-month gross lease at less than I was thinking I'd have to pay. So I've put in an application and I am currently waiting to hear back. I setup my LLC (Polished Stone, LLC) and I'm going to use that with some DBAs for all of my businesses. I setup a bank account and applied for some loans. The credit union wants collateral so I may put my car up with a title loan but I've been looking at some other options. One is kickstarter.com and the other is prosper.com. I'd rather take an unsecured loan with a higher interest rate since I don't need a ton of money. I'll post on those later once I have some better information and give you an update on my experience.
Things are moving along and I'm hoping to get underway in August. I'll keep you posted.