I’ve been a corporate caterer for the past twenty years. I started with a 30K debt and grew it to a very successful operation. Family and health issues have recently caused me to sell out to my partner of 18 years. After four years, all is well. My wife is in remission, and I’ve had the necessary surgery to help me get back on my feet. I’m 61, but not ready for retirement yet. I’ve recently been introduced to an owner of a struggling cafe close to downtown of a metropolitan city. This area is filled with both university students and affluent couples, some with kids. There’s money to be made. George (about 40) had bought this tiny shop ten months ago, it has an 800 sq. Ft. Kitchen and business has done nothing but decline. His offerings besides a good cup of coffee include soups, salads and sandwiches geared to the healthier types. There’s a Subway Sandwich shop four stores away and a rundown bar with a huge patio next door. George asked me for help as well as an opportunity to partner up with him. He has no outstanding debts and has recently been dipping into his personal funds to stay afloat. He’s a straightforward guy but has no real direction. I feel ready to get back to running a place, and I believe that I can put this place on the map. I welcome any thoughts, questions and comments. Thanks for reading this post.