In this video from yourbusinesspal she talks about starting a restaurant business plan. Do you start with a restaurant from scratch with your own ideas or do you buy into an existing franchise? Starting on your own could be fun because you can come up with the whole concept of the business and use your imagination. Buying into an existing one can be fun and challenging as well. You can already buy into one with a successful record. There's no guarantee of success though. The main way to increase your chance of surviving is to write up a business plan. It can help you to put everything about your business in the right perspective. It will organize your business and keep your business moving in the right direction.