Being in business for your self is NOT EASY and DO NOT plan on MAKING MONEY just a living. Like one of the guys said do not fall for the sad stories, figure YOUR TIME and charge for it. Your talent and TIME is what you are selling. If you figure on renting an old gas station DON'T. At any time the EPA (not anyone's friend, human or animal) can come in and rip out the tanks at your expense. They can shut you down for months. If they find gasoline leakage they can make you haul all the dirt for 10 feet around the contamination to a toxic landfill and then you have to backfill the hole. In no way is it worth the risk. If they have been pulled already get written proof that they signed off. Remember as one guy said "Never take a 5 day vacation." Darn near went bankrupt just because I took a weeks vacation and took my wife to see her Mom. If you are not there the customer will find somewhere else to get it fixed and he WILL NOT come back. Had a good body business till the vacation, took me 6 months to get the business back up. Took the wife and kids let them out to graze where they could darn near couldn't feed them or keep the lights on. Damn politicians have NO IDEA about small business and they will tax you to death.