Right its come to the point where iv decided to go all in to owning and running my own business. Im currently employed, but due to working 8-4:30 mon-fri i find it hard to have time for anything. I want to open my own gym as whenever i go after work (around 6-8) its always packed, I can get a Unit in my current industrial estate no problem as there are a couple empty. My problem comes to the money side, i do have some savings, but with paying for car, phonebills and general upkeep im not left with much. Iv been looking into Grants, and understand there are different types. Some where the government will help you out in exchange for providing jobs or somewhere you can pay them back at a slower rate in exchange for taking up property lease. Does anyone have any experience or advice? There is alot more detail to go into of course but i wil be doing my homework. My mate is currently unemployed and is Well into his bodybuilding so it only seems natural to have his help, along with another mate whos an ex pro boxer. As i say i have the location in mind, I also have contacts for gym equipment, the downside is that the basic equipment (catering for around 10 people) will be around Â£15,000 Not including furnishing the unit, e.g cloakroom/changing room, dual toilets, lockers, reception. The electric, water and heating are included in the rent or the unit. The reward would be great, personally id love to have the freedom to do what i enjoy. I have the number for the local business advice centre and ill try and make an appointment on my dinner break tomorrow. Other than that it would be great if anyone has any ideas or advice for me? id love to hear all comments, even the negative ones. They will all help in my quest. chris.