I found startupnation through itunes podcasts and get lots from listening.
I have been researching, participating in business forums and expos and consulting for several months on starting-up. The idea of running my own business has been a perrennial dream for several years but have never had the funds or the contacts to make it happen.
I finally got that opportunity when, through friendly local suppliers, I decided to create a website and online shop, a lowcost adventure I could budget into my personal monthly expenses.
After almost 4 years, I am making the leap to add production unit and brick-and-morter to the equation. Yesterday I handed in my completed business plan for review and approval for solliciting funding.
Wishing all of us a prosperous 2007!