Hey everybody! I've been away from the boards for a few months with some personal problems and an international move and it's great to be back, first of all! I missed the crazy. Anyway, I had this crazy idea while scoping the new area the last couple of weeks. I realized that this area has one tiny comic shop and no specialty/classic/anime toy shops, so I thought: 'Why don't I try to open one?!' - It would be the perfect area as its basically full of boutique shops with lots of foot traffic and it's a somewhat higher end area so there's some leeway with pricing, I'm assuming anyway. What I'm wondering is: Have any of you tried/are running a similar shop? What kinds of things went into getting started? What are some of the trials you've been through and how did you overcome? I'm scouring the Internet for resources for startups, entrepreneurship, and running toy stores in general but I figured you guys would know quite a bit about it too. Anyway, hopefully I'm not asking too much lol. Thanks guys! EDIT: I'm in Alexandria, Virginia by the way. I thought I added it the first time but, I guess I was mistaken haha.