As owner operator of this 12 years old custom metal fabrication business , I have let go a rented shop in Toronto along with a rented residence . Instead I pooled in all my resources into buying a rural residential property in the suburbs of Ottawa. Couple of acres with a detached independent standing residential house in one corner and a shop in the other. That has cut down monthly expenses and walk in traffic. Big leap forward but to me worth it . Now the focus is to sell corner guards, kickplates and planters on line and short porch hand rails in the local communities in Ottawa.