Hello and thank you for taking time reading this post and for any help you can offer. My brother and myself are thinking well no, re-phrase, are certain to start a Fishing Tackle shop in our local area. The area has currently 2 tackle shops that are closing down (One of which my brother is the manager of) 1 shop closing due to ill health, the other due to poor management. So this leaves a massive gap right in the heart of the Thames and other fantastic fishing venues. My big question is, for those who has maybe done similar would be, how easy would you say it is to get the basics up and running with little or no capital but what I would say was a very strong business plan? I have the E-commerce/Customer service aspect as I design and run websites, have also worked in retail including the tackle shop my brother manages. I am also a very keen and I would like to think a good angler. My brother as I have said manages a tackle shop already and has built up trust over the years with local anglers, clubs and fishing lakes. He also knows has the contacts and knowledge of the suppliers. He is also a well respected and top angler in the area. When the current shop he works in closes I am sure we will get help with equipment ect. So in my biggest question I guess is how powerful can a business plan be? We have the passion, idea's, contacts and knowledge, but we don't have the finance. Help and advise would be greatly received.