My wife is an optometrist of ten years and is ready to stop working for someone else and start her own establishment.
She is very well liked by all her patients and since moving from NY to NJ last year is ready to go off on her own.
The wall we run into is how to go from dream to reality. in particular where do we get the 300,000$ or so to lease a space, build an optical, get equipment and goods... ?
Do you have to be rich to start a business?
She tried getting some professional loan from citi bank where she has a business account for ten years and they were willing to loan her 30,000$. not nearly enough to do anything with.
between the both of us we have about 100,000$ saved up. also we have two children and a house we pay mortgage on.
any ideas? or is this dreams a burst bubble?