Although I am not at all new to tea, I am new to this forum. I've been reading through a number of the posts and find them wonderfully friendly and informative!
Well, as my subject line indicates, I love tea. I have also been studying about tea and working on becoming a tea professional through the American Tea Masters Association, and even have several chapters of a book on tea written. However, over the last few months, I have been energized to open up a tea bar here in Texas. My business experience is limited to my early working years in retail. It is this lack of experience that frightens me and keeps me from taking that first big step into business.
I am hopeful that some of you may be able to offer suggestions on getting started, who to talk to, what steps to take first, etc.
Looking forward to chatting,