Hey all, I've been getting really interested in opening a bakery in DC. I have a few years experience in two of the best bakeries in the US, a culinary education and now currently a chef at a well known DC pizza spot. I'm a little bit tired of the everyday work that I do and would like to do something on my own. DC currently has no decent bakery. I've been to all of them and really, the best is in the suburbs; nothing like the spots in CA. My concept would be very simple. Open a small shop in one of the cheaper rent areas of DC, very traditional French style bread with the option of doing some wholesale to local restaurants. My situation is the owners of the pizza joint are willing to consider the idea of the bakery, but it'll likely be a few years away before fruition. My wife and I have little to no savings and no property so that's out of the question. So, how does one acquire a partner with money? My thoughts so far is to ask some local pastry shops if they're willing to help me out. Anyone else have some other starts for a small start up?