There was an article on openforum recently offering some tips for people who are thinking about escaping the cubicle and starting their own businesses. Read on if you like the idea of being your own boss.
Some of the tips might seem like common sense, but it's always good to make sure you don't overlook something and kick yourself later. The first, for example - your new business should solve a problem, or satisfy some demand that people have. And it's true, that you yourself are a great example of "people" - so if there's something that you think your town, or the world, needs, then there's probably someone else out there who agrees with you.
Check out the article for some other ideas on putting together a business plan, getting free help from successful businesspeople, and getting your funding figured out.