That right here is the reason no one actually TRIES to start a business. Fear. Even when the recession hit the animal industry was still booming, and plus here there are NO petsmarts or other chain pet stores. A Walmart that no lone sells fish, is the only "competition" other than the store here where it is ridiculously priced.
I'm not going to continue hearing "you can't do it" (not directing this at you, but at people actually around me :) ) who say they know me but don't know my capabilities, my mind, or my strengths. I have people who I kept in my life who have strengths I don't have and have said for the last year they would help me. Now I also have people in Edmonton, also a friend who is raids tony from college for a Business diploma/degree and someone in the pet business.
And I have TWO TO THREE YEARS. Planning, organizing, saving, and learning. And this time... I'll make sure to see it through and not let "oh no, not the economy!" bull drag me down. Yeah life is hard. Can't drive the highway cut up your license