This would fall under my “Make it Happen” category (which is an unofficial category of the ChrisGrande.com site:)
For some inspirational reading, I offer you Noah Kagan, via Tim Ferris discussing how to get a big idea off the ground quickly (in a weekend???).
From the article:
For some reason, people love to make excuses about why they haven’t created their dream business or even gotten started. This is the “wantrepreneur” epidemic, where people prevent themselves from ever actually doing the side-project they always talk about over beers. The truth of the matter is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time building the foundation for a successful business. In most cases, it shouldn’t take you more than a couple days.
And importantly, Kagan shares some easy ways to do preliminary “market research” by checking ebay and Craigslist to gauge interest levels for your ideas: Tim Ferris Blog
A Great Financial Planning Decision Too
Starting your own business, and getting it going – even part time – is one of the best overall financial decisions you can make. Why? Among other reasons:
Finding your passion and purpose in life
fall-back in case work dumps you
extra retirement income source (have social security, investment income and business income – 3 legged stool much sturdier than a 2 legged stool right?)
Go make it happen and protect yourself financially in this crazy world. Because after all, who else is looking out for you?