A B Photo Service
I'm Larry Tien, and I'm the owner of A-B Photo in the City of Industry. I think that the most important thing is starting a business is location. Location, location, location, that's always what people say. Don't think that if you find a place which has a cheaper rate you can save money. Put that idea aside and look for the traffic with people passing by and you will acquire more business even though the rent is a little bit more. But first you have to study to make sure the location is right.
The second thing I would say for a business like service or retail, is that quality is very important. You want to give your customer the best product, which your competitor cannot give to them. Make sure either your product or your service is the best.
In my very first business, I made a mistake because I looked for a location where the rent was fairly cheap, but it ended up that the business did not run very will because I did not have enough customers to support my business.