Hi ! My name is Heather I am from Northeast Tennessee (Johnson City). I am an ovo-lacto-vegetarian slowly transitioning to veganism. I am interested in starting up a veg*n coffee-cafe-hangout here in my area and would appreciate any and advice from those who would like to offer it. Johnson City, TN is a college town and currently there are very few (possibly 1) eateries that cater to veg*an lifestyles.
This board is absolutley packed with wonderful and useful information for newer veg*ns like me.
Welcome to VB. I hope you learn a lot here. My first suggestion, off the bat, is to get some books from the library about researching your new business and how to put together a business plan. A solid business plan will reveal any flaws in your thinking and let you know whether or not your idea is sound. If you can't convince investors, then maybe your concept needs to retooling... Good luck!