Starting your own business is always a good idea to have floating around your head. But there’s a difference between fantasizing about it and actually getting around to making it happen. Even the smallest, simplest businesses have the potential to grow into success over time, and it’s one of the most rewarding and worthwhile pursuits. The catch is, of course, that starting a business is a daunting undertaking for most people. A lot of people actually psyche themselves out before they even begin, believing that the prospect of entrepreneurship is only for the right kind of people, and that they’re not one. But as the old saying goes, the first step is always the hardest. And in this case, planning out and piecing your business together from scratch is going to be the first step, and that’s exactly what this book is designed to help you conquer. Together, we’re going to walk through the logistics of starting a new business through a step-by-step process, from ascertaining the legal requirements to understanding your market, right up to the point when you’re finally ready to open up shop. You will also learn what you lack and what you need to do in order to become ready to take on the challenge of entrepreneurship. By the end of this book, you’ll realize that the first step to starting a business isn’t so tough after all.