Making your start in a new business, even if it is only new to you, can be one of the most thrilling and rewarding experiences in the world. No one sets off expecting to fail, nor should you. Success will not rain down on your head, however, without a lot of preparation, diligence, guts, risk taking, and perseverance. Before you can have a happy ending, you must begin at the beginning. Read on to see if you are ready to launch your idea.