like I mentioned before, starting a business like this would take blood, sweat and tears. Tony, Steve P, others and myself are in the same boat, we are independent performers, we live at home and travel for shows. When my museum starts up, it will totally change my career path. However it will open up opportunities I would not get if I just stayed doing the same ol' same ol'.
Myself speaking, it also takes money money money and the right staff. When someone is financed they have an advantage. My savings (not spent on toys) will go to my museum/theater.
I make more money performing on the road but it is not steady, having a retail toy store, museum, theater and birthday party room will give more revenue on a weekly basis. (hopefully not weakly)