First off let me say that I would have directed this towards the northeast people more, but for the purpose I suppose its a good idea to have everyone input. Iv been working in the electronics industry for a couple years now and iv been in production work all my life, anyone in production will know its a pain in the arse day in day out. Now iv always wanted to work within my own hours, and concentrate on quality and not quantity (The opposite of mass production) The company I work for is a small-ish size, only 6 people on the shop floor yet still turn over a couple million a year, our sister company employs 80+ on shop floor and makes 10X us We are basically being treat like dogs, our holidays are a shambles, our pay is below our sister company and so are all benefits (there are none, and iv looked!) A couple of us from work have been talking the past few days and as we all have a keen interest in cars and mechanical engineering, we have thought about a business opportunity. so id like to ask everyone's views, suggestions and any ways to improve or advice if you've started your own company. Our idea is basically a "rent a ramp" workshop, where we will have a range of vehicle ramps, and workspace for people to hire. or use our mechanical abilities to rent our time. We will supply some tools, ramps, jacks... all the basics possibly things like in house vendors like window tinting and vinals. detailing bays. im even thinking about a little cafÃ© type of thing to grab a breakfast or even a drink. I have a great set of guys I can count on, one is an amazing CAD designer, I have a Mot/mechanic I can call on, a great detailing lad, a window tinter/graphic installer, I possibly can even get an electronics lad for things like sound systems and vehicle wiring. This could all come in time and id still be working full time, but id gladly give up all my spare time to get this off the ground and build it to what I can. As I say its still in the mind at the minute and "still a dream" but id love to dedicate my time to something like this! Im in the progress of arranging a meeting with a business advisor to help me get started and show me what I need. I hope you could take the time to give me your feedback/knowledge, but please go easy on me. Iv set a big challenge for myself and work mates. How many of you guys would be interested in something like this near you? what do you like the idea of and what could be improved? any experience with starting from scratch? Cheers guys, and gals.