This is really long. But I am so confused, and need to vent and get some opinions. Well yesterday when I was buying grain at the local feed store the lady started talking. Long story short, she said she was getting too old to lift grain bags and run a business so she wants to rent or sell the retail part of her store. She said she would love for me to take it. I work for her now. At first I was shocked, then super excited. But the more I got to thinking the more I thought it was a bad idea. Now I can't decide. I have mixed feelings. Me and my boyfriend would split everything. We could afford to go together and pay rent, and run the business. We would share the work load. We intend to get married in a couple years. The biggest issue is we both still live with our parents. We're in college. But if anyone looked at us they would think we are both way way too young to own a store. I was asked if I was over 12 years old at a restaurant last week.... I work full time, and have several jobs, besides going to college for two associate degrees. Our plan was for me to finish school, and for both of us to work like maniacs for two years so we could get married and be stable. It is a good plan. But now this new opportunity opens up. I never wanted to own a business, I'm more of a followers. But I could totally see me running a farm store! I'm great with money. By the time I was 16 I had a truck, a herd of registered goats, 3 horses, 200 chickens, a job, and I paid for everything including feed for everyone. Right now I work 9 hours, 4 days a week. Plus give horse lessons 3 days a week, and do college 3 days a week. I'm crazy busy. We are both really mature for our 'young' age. I honestly think I could handle a little store like that. I know so much about animals, I think it would be great to share my knowledge with the people around here that really don't know much about animals. The next closest feed store is 30+ minutes. They are expensive, the food is not nearly as good, and the workers know absolutely nothing about animals. I always use to joke about opening a fee store. It is about 2 miles or less from my house. She is really busy currently, and only sells feed. She used to sell pet products years ago and did good but she just got too old. She also does grooming and boarding, and is always full to the max with up to 35 dogs in there at once! She would want to keep the other half of the store and continue doing the grooming and boarding. She would rent the store building for only a few hundred a month, and I could do whatever I wanted with it. She said she would still love to work sometimes and mentor if I needed help. Me and my boyfriend have been best friends for nearly all our life. We have been dating for 3 years. I have no doubt we will get married, and don't worry about us spliting up and trying to figure out how to split the business. Gosh it's just so much to think about! Above the store is a 2nd story which could totally be turned into a little apartment, or what I would really love to do is turn it into a pet photography studio. Both of us do photography and it would be fun to take pictures of familes and their pets. I would love to do it! My mom and his dad are totally for it, and would help us get it going. The rest of our familes aren't sure but are coming along. I just wonder how much stress it would cause, how tied down I would be, if I would make any profit, and if if this is what I really want. It's such a good opportunity, I hate to pass it up because of doubts. Then 10 years later be like 'aww I should of took the chance when I had it' If anything I could give it a try, and if I hated it I could just stop renting and that would be the end... Gah I just don't know. I need help guys!