Hello All, 3 months ago I quit my job to open and focus on a Real Estate based franchise business. I have one year of operating and personal expenses saved up in order to get the business going. I originally thought that there was only one main competitor in my market and that his business was thriving (it still is). Also this business focuses on rental properties and there are several military installations and state funded energy programs now expanding in the area driving up the need for housing. I thought this combination would be what I needed to grow the business. My only concern was the territory I purchased has a population of 300k people spread out over a 100 mile radius. Most people who buy into this franchise buy territories with a population of 2 to 6 million. However now being 3 months in we are struggling desperately. I have come to find that trying to be an outsider in an already established small market is much more difficult than just being another fish in a large pond. I also came to find out that I am competing with most of the Real Estate firms in town which is different in my market compared to some of the other markets. After 3 months I only have 3 clients, all of the other franchisees who I started with at the same time are up to between 10 and 20 clients already. They are getting 3 to 4 times the lead volume that I am with very little effort. I am actually the only one who has attempted to network (2 to 3 misc meetings a week) and put significant time/money into the website and other marketing methods. At this rate we are not going to be able the survive the first year. I am attempting to think outside the box in order to try and create a referral based business. However this is difficult and takes time. Time that I don't have. I am thinking of contacting my franchisor and asking if I can relocate and start anew in a better market before I run out of money. I know 3 months is not enough time to get established (my website is finally starting to rank organically on the first page, I have made a lot of connections but nothing coming in yet) but I fear I made a fatal mistake from the beginning by picking the wrong market. I should have not quit my day job until I had started to get the business going. Any Advice?