commercial lease

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I have been working for a catering service for the last few years, and I have learned a lot about the food establishment. BH my family is growing and I need to find employment that will be able to support my growing family. I have been thinking about opening up my own small café/restaurant. Since I have been working in this type of business, I feel I have enough experience to put out a good product. My issue is that friends have told me though that there is a lot of red tape involved while operating a food establishment and this is something I have no experience in. Can you please advise me on what I will need to have in place before I even get started?