I wouldn’t mind answering some questions for you. I have started from scratch to open up my own studio 6 times in 4 states. I used a base formula the first time of building up enough savings to cover 6 months of expenses for the studio (rent, electric, supplies) and keeping a job to support life’s expenses while I built up my client base. I bought a few decent used machines and free weights, along with a few new items. Things worked out well and I worked hard. Then I decided I wanted to move closer to the ocean in Florida and I repeated the process, but was almost entirely a mobile operation at first. There were a few times when business went down and I needed to pick up a part time job. But it all worked out in time. I just moved back to Hawaii last year and hopefully for good this time. My business is doing well enough to pay the bills and I am not trying to push it as much now. I am kind of semi-retired, want to work and teach, but not trying to work full time. You can check out my website, www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com . I am not a serious business type of person, so I don’t try to teach this kind of thing as part of my CEC program. So, I wouldn’t mind if you want to do a little email back and forth for at least moral support.