guitars (and their associated gear) are all i've ever really known. i've tried my hand at all sorts of different things in my life, but have never been very happy with any of them. i work in a creative industry which most people would love to be part of, but it doesn't fulfill me the way guitar does. so i got to thinking... what if i were to try my hand at opening a high end guitar boutique? the city i live in doesn't have any such thing, only having guitar centre type offerings. it's a major city with a population of 5+ million in the metro area so there's bound to be some demand for the high end stuff- none of which is on offer at any of the current shops. one other big factor is that i live in canada so i know the struggle of having to buy in the states, paying import duties, taxes, etc. i'd love to "try before i buy", but we simply lack such luxury here for the most part when it comes to higher end gear. i've got a great eye for design and could put together a beautiful shop, but i know next to nothing about business and am wondering what all it'd take to get started. i'd like to speak with someone more business minded than i who could give me some honest feedback re: the plausibility of such a venture headed by me; someone with no real-world business background. it's something that has been on my mind a lot lately and i'd really love to make it work within the next couple years. am i just a dreamer?