If you are thinking you want to open a place, expect that things will start slow. You will likely run at a loss for the first year as you become known in the community. If your space allows it, there are different things that you can do to drag people into your place so they get to know it. Expect that you will spend a great deal of time at your business. Small businesses take a huge amount of time, and frequently the owner is the catch all for all the things that others can't or don't want to do.
Finding employees in some markets can be difficult. Have you thought about who you would hire? Do you have people you know you can count on on that list? Sometimes family members are not as reliable as you would like them to be. I hope I gave you a few good tips.