First I would like to say, I am new to these forums and I would like to be a regular, please help me as I am willing to help any of you. Moving to the subject at hand; my mom makes the best stuffed grape leaves, peppers, eggplants, cabbage leaves. Anything stuffed she makes it and it always turns out hundreds of times better than the best middle eastern restaurant in Chicago (where i reside). I came up with an idea to start a business using her skills but I need some advice on how to start. Here is what I have in mind. 1.) Home based 2.) Personal Delivery or Pickup by customer. 3.) Will be based on scheduling (eg. order two days in advance) Preparation takes a lot of time since these grape leaves are individually rolled personally by my mother. 4.) Will cater for parties with other variations of middle eastern/ Greek cuisine. (eg. salads, pitas, hummus etc.) 5.) Website and phone run. (eg. Email to Fax) 6.) Completely customizable menu. 7.) Prices negotiable These are the things I have in mind at the moment. My question is how do I start something like this and what do I need to prepare myself for the worst. Thanks in advance Tarek.