We are in the process of writing up a business plan, and I think the plan is to try to get a hold of some kind of a business lawyer this week to ask some questions. I need to call some distributors and get some more numbers as well. I'm feeling really lost at this point. We have to get prices from distributors in order to get a better idea of expenses for the business plan. We need a business plan before we can go forward with trying to find a financial backer. We need the backer to pay the bills to get all of the business stuff in line. But the distributors I've contacted so far don't want to talk to me until we're set up and ready with paperwork and a location so we can place an order. Also, without a financial backer in line, I don't know what kind of price range I should be keeping in mind when looking at potential buildings for sale and lease. The whole thing is confusing and frustrating to me.
I know how to run the business once it's all said and done and set up. I know the products, I know the target market, and I know my area of expertise. Unfortunately, getting to that point may prove to be exhausting to the point of losing interest due to frustration. It's only been a week and I'm already feeling like I've run a marathon and gotten nowhere.
I may end up starting a GoFundMe (or similar) page to see if there's anyone out there that might be willing to help. It might be easier to find 100,000 people willing to send $10 each than to find one person willing to invest $1,000,000 into a start-up business.