Score is also a perfect resource for this type of advice that's specific to your location and your type of business. And your accountant or tax preparer can also be of some assistance.
Unless you're truly inventing something brand spanking new, there's a good chance that what you want to offer already exists. Do not worry! That's absolutely fine -- every day in New York I pass competing banks, coffee shops and clothing stores all on the same street. We all know plenty of lawyers and doctors. You need not reinvent the wheel to get someone to buy from you.
You have to make a good product and provide great customer service. And you need a fire in your belly to succeed. Start today, because if not now, when? Don't delay your dreams!
Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor for "Good Morning America" and the CEO of WomenForHire.com.