Thank you for sharing such helpful infoAs everyone stated, it depends.
I'm about to start my venture, which should take about eight months.
For the past month I've been talking to franchisers as well as franchise owners to see if that is the direction I want to go. At the same time I'm researching what it would mean to do it myself.
To maximize my effort, I will open-up during the peak of the season (tip, every business has one). This puts me about 6-8 months away, which is about enough time for me get my ducks in the row.I am currently employed and work; so, I need to manage this activity while managing family and work.
I'm contemplating about providing weekly status update on this forum; but, am a little gun-shy about being able to post something here regularly.