difference between taking a leap of faith & jumping off a cliff
i'm a new, very small mostly veggie plant grower for retail customers who find out about me on FB & craigslist. they come to my place or i deliver to them in an arranged spot.
a couple of days ago, i had a hardware business owner an hour's drive from me contact me re: would i be interested in selling wholesale plants to him--a variety of veggies, flowers, herbs, hanging baskets.
when i asked him the volume, he was like, "well my last provider, who's now gone out of business, would bring me whatever would fit in the space & i'd pay them for it."
he's a real nice man, just doesn't focus on this area. he faxed me their price list, which i can meet.
he finally pulled out a list of what was delivered one day in July of last year, and it was waaaaaayyyyyyy more than i could provide!!!
i don't even have my big greenhouse up yet (will have it up & going in about 2 or so months). i DO have about 200ish tomato plants that will be ready very soon, but that's pretty much it for right this minute.
there's another nursery owner nearby who i'm friends with who might go in with me.
there's NO way i can meet this need on my own this year.
i also found out that a local feed store also uses this same out of biz nursery & THEY would ALSO be interested in plants.
so, my question, to restate: what's the difference between stepping out in faith and jumping off a cliff?
haha!! i just don't want to get overwhelmed and not be able to meet their needs with excellence. but on the flip side, here's an open niche in our area.......
AND are there other options to providing the plants? like me buying from a wholesaler & selling to them? is that ok to do?