resources for evaluating/starting a small business
May 14, 2014 7:55 PM Subscribe
I have an idea for a small business. I'm seriously considering quitting my job to start up this business. I have never thought of myself as an entrepreneur before and I'm looking for resources to help me think this through.
posted by fingersandtoes to Work & Money (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a recruiter and have worked in big agencies and big companies. I have an idea for a niche recruiting business that I think I could do well and eventually make an ok living at. The main appeal is that it is in an area that is personally meaningful to me -- something I think I'd feel good about spending my energy and time on. And, at this time, there doesn't appear to be major competition in the field (but this scares me too -- does it mean that there's no money at all in it?)
If you're a business founder, what resources did you find helpful in getting inspired, evaluating your business' viability, getting prepared, and getting started? I've never thought about starting up a business and while I have some idea of what I'd need to do, I could really use a comprehensive list. I know I could go on Amazon and see what's out there but I really would love to hear from anyone who's actually found a resource (book? training course? lecture series?) that helped them get a successful business up and running… even if it was just something that energized and inspired you.