I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but I need some help. \n\nI have 2 amazing opportunities right now and I'm not sure which is smarter!!\nI have a large 1800sqf diner available to me to rent for 00 a month in an amazing spot!!! Tons of traffic on a corner at a stoplight in the heart of our town that doesn't have a bakery, deli, or coffee shop near by. It is turn key and has everything in it!! BUT....I need -30k start up cost and I don't have it. I'm going to talk to the mayor as it's a very small town with lots of town spirit and they want a business in there as it's been empty for 10 years. I'm hoping for a grant or maybe a silent business partner that I could buy out later on. I would start out selling coffee, espresso, baked goods and cake by myself; but I would like to grow to have a deli there and a few employees to help as the traffic could be pretty extreme as they are 2 main roads through Upstate NY. \n\nMy other option is opening a "by order only" bakery in my SIL's commercial kitchen attached to the house she just bought 3 towns over....so a 40 minute drive in good weather and my kids can't get on/off the school bus there. The start up costs would be the 00/year for insurance, 150/year for heath department, what ever rent they want, and utilities. It is pretty much set up and all I would need to buy is a microwave, stove, and work table. BUT....they want no one coming to their house, which is understandable, so less sales and I may not make enough to cover all the bills and pay myself. Plus I am slightly worried that even with a contract it may hurt our relationship. \n\nI have never been a big risk taker, but I need to start helping out as we have been a one income family for 4 years and it's been way too tight! What are your thoughts? What would you do?