I have a pretty decent job with a huge amount of flexibility and great benefits.
I’ve just started the process for opening our pizza delivery/pick-up business and it will be several months before we open.
I know that there are a lot of factors involved and every city is different.
My question is, I want to keep my job, at least initially (first 6 months or so), until I see how this all works out. Honestly, I can’t afford to quit my job and put everything into a full-time shop. So, I plan on working 6 hours a day at my job and opening the shop at 3pm. I plan on closing at around 10 pm during the week and midnight on weekends. Is this a reasonable plan? My brother works at a large chain pizza shop and he says that between 1 pm and 3 pm it’s always dead for them. That is why I am planning on opening at 3pm. I will attempt to mix my dough around 1pm, or hire someone to come in and mix the dough while I am at my other job.
I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot right from the beginning. My theory is, if we can make a decent go of it doing afternoons and evenings only, that I can open up for lunch and kiss my day job goodbye!