I plan on starting a Tea Shop in Buffalo, NY, where you can go in and buy looseleaf tea. It will be a smaller space, as it will accommodate seating for eating as well. As I do not have much experience in opening a business, I wanted to see if anyone had any experience opening a tea or coffee shop. The main things that are of concern currently are: what are some financial practices that I should be following? How much do I ask for in a loan? What is the best way to stay prepared and how can I develop my own business plan? These may seem like very vague and uninformed questions, if you'd like to help I'd be more than happy to elaborate, just trying to get some expert advice lol.
My biggest problem is my lack of experience, sorry if I seem somewhat lost/new. Thank you in advance!