How to learn new industry with nearly zero experience? But 20 years running bookstore. Buy and learn?

TheMaybeBook ‏ @TheMaybeBook: Kindles on leash, yes. How to learn new industry with nearly zero experience? But 20 years running bookstore. Buy and learn?

ANSWER:

Just do it. Outline what the next steps are and move forward. It sounds like you have a passion (based on earlier tweet) from going from a bookstore business to a cafe business.

So find a good spot to rent. Figure out the zoning issues. Buy cheap restaurant equpment on the Internet. Make a fun design for your place.

Then, put two or three kindles on leashes to every table. So now you have our bookstore cafe. Name all your coffees after famous authors (including me :).

Serve cupcakes. Great ones. Because people are addicted to sugar.

And make sure you have a huge list of people you can invite to the opening party. HUGE. The restaurant, and cafe, business is all about your connections and who you can get in there every day.

The Kindle Cafe! Invite me to the opening party. I want a cupcake with vanilla icing and rainbow colored sprinkles. If Claudia doesn’t convince me to go off sugar forever.

Now GO. Start!

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