I have an idea for a business... However I have no idea what to do with it. I'm pretty good at sitting and working out all the areas I need to research. I am going to make a mind map of things, and work out priorities. My main starting point is seeing whether I can find suppliers and whether they can produce what I want and at what cost... Basically if I can't provide what I want cheaply enough there's no point perusing it. If I find a supplier who can offer what I want at a good price, the rest should fall into place... But I don't really know how to approach suppliers, I certainly don't feel professional, and at what stage do you do that...?! I don't have a business plan laid out, although have ideas of grandeur about how the business could expand in the future (nationally if it came to it, but I want to start very simple and if all it does is cover my bills with a bit to spare then that's cool too!!!). I have no idea how to write a business plan :/ I don't think the overheads would be THAT much, but again, I suck at maths :/ I do have a friend who is training to be an accountant who could help me though maybe...! I feel the product is something I could sell well, as I have a vested interest in it, as a lay person too, so I know personally what I like about it and what I found a pain in the arse. My plan is to challenge the pain in the arse bits to make it much more appealing to everyone at the right price. It revolves around premade raw dog food it is very hard to come by in the uk, and it's very un user friendly when you do find a supplier... I have NOTHING locally, I travel very far to get mine as its too expensive to deliver here. My plan is to sell online (if I can find a good courier) and have a store front. But there's other stuff I want to do too, to make the raw experience more accessible I would like to start with market research before I do any of the above... Again, no point perusing if people can't be swayed. But I have some ace ideas of marketing it too, so would like to see if it appeals to anyone once I have that more solid... I do feel like I want to take it seriously though, I have a good job, good income, and security, but I feel quite passionate about it! Any ideas???? Anyone set a business up??