OK, I'm going to come across as a cold-hearted bastard here (so what else is new?), but I'm going to be blunt. Please take this in the constructive vein in which it is intended: If you don't already know the answers to these questions you have no business starting a business.
If you really want to pursue this, here's a great place to start: http://www.cox.smu.edu/centers/caruthentrepreneurship/
If you don't already have a lot of money in a the bank, or at least an excellent relationship with a banker, don't expect a bank to loan you money.
That should be the last question you ask, not the first.Originally Posted by xen0blue
BTW, if high volume, low overhead mass market retailers like CompUSA, Circuit City, and Tweeter are dead or on life support, how do you expect to make it with one small store in a retail wasteland like downtown Dallas?