I'm starting this thread a little too soon, but I need to get some ideas kicking around in my head. My friend and I are making plans on starting our own store in town. We've been discussing it for a few months and we're both really enthusiastic about owning our own business. We won't be initiating the whole process for a few years since we've just graduated high school and need money, investors, a set plan etc. The reason I say it's too soon to start this thread is because we have yet to decide on what to sell. We want our store to be unique, as to avoid competition, and neither of us have any experience in business management besides my friend running the entire marijuana scene in our town. What I'm asking is: do you have any tips for aspiring business owners? Any unique stores you've seen in your town I could take ideas from? Any useful skills or recourses I'll need to get my store up and running? And I know some of you have thought we're some stupid high school grads that don't know the difficulties of business ownership. My parents owned their own store for 20+ years and have taught me the basics of opening a store. I'm simply looking for advice so I don't overlook anything when establishing a plan.