My answer to Is it difficult to start a business?
Answer by Ken Larson:
It is not for everyone and a challenge for many.
Decide what you wish to be as an entrepreneur.
Look at your value system, what your talents are, then determine a field in which you would enjoy running an enterprise for the long term.
Next you must determine a product or service need in that field and an idea to fill it.
Then Give your start up idea the following test:
1. Do you have a product or service niche in mind?
2. Do you believe you have a market for 1 above and the means to reach it?
3. Are you willing to develop a business plan using the tool kit linked below to validate 1 and 2 above before you launch?
If the answer to the above questions is yes than take the actions indicated, observe the results, then make an informed decision on whether or not to proceed.