This morning (Click to enlarge)
The vast majority of start-ups fail to celebrate their 5th anniversary, and if you calculate the average pay an owner takes over that short lifetime it probably works out to far below minimum wage for all the hours invested.
Yes downtown rents are a tad expensive. But like most things in life, you get what you pay for.
With the right product, a strong business plan and a little luck of the Irish a small business can do more than just survive in our downtown. They can downright thrive.