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It's a very broad question, but worth exploring. I've started a few and it's not that hard. I think it's important to understand that you will need to sell your products or services or hire and pay someone that will. This intimidates a lot of people, but it doesn't have to.
People misinterpret the meaning of the word "selling" all the time. What I mean by selling is providing factual relevant data to an interested party and giving them the reasons why your product or service will transform their life or solve their problem.
Having a great product or service is important, but if no one buys it, you'll join the 80% of all small businesses that fail. I write a lot online about business and marketing and most of my stuff is free.
I have some information on a new venture of mine along with the due diligence I did before I decided to start it if anyone is interested. Feel free to call too. My number is on the site as well.
I'd approach this in a different manner. First, determine why you want to start a business. Do you want to become wealthy? Or do you want to be your own boss and maintain a comfortable lifestyle while operating your business? I have the feeling that most people start a business because they want to be their own boss AND ALSO because they want to be wealthy. The wealthy part is the real kicker.
If you want to generate wealth through your business, don't naively look at what your hobbies and interests. Instead, look for high-growth industries and high-margin products/services. Generally, if the barriers-to-entry (i.e. takes a large amount of capital, lots of red tape, etc.) are high, you've got yourself a business that can make you wealthy.
Mark Cuban wisely said that if your product/service doesn't have a discernable value for every business or every consumer, you will not be a billionaire!
Choosing a business to start up with is an essential decision to be taken, it all goes with your interest and efforts you'll be putting in your business. Its not an easy decision but not that hard too, because with a bit of knowledge one can make out whats correct for him.