I am a software engineer by day, but one of my passions is smoking pork ribs. I’ve been thinking about opening a rib shack here in Portland. I have been wanting to open a non-tech business and this is something I’m actually passionate about.
I have business experience, but nothing in the food industry. I’m planning to start fleshing out a business plan and getting an idea of the start up and operational costs because I have no idea about either.
I’m curious if anyone out there has experience with these types of businesses and could point out some of the potential pitfalls. I don’t know if this is a good idea or if I’m just asking for trouble.