Starting a business from scratch is a nerve-wracking proposition, as any Tums-crunching entrepreneur can tell you.But with the right partnerships and guidance, the whole experience can be a little more palatable--not to mention profitable.
Note from Pat: Fantastic article - a must read. And when you get to #3 remember this story. I once worked for a company that did damn near the same thing and they are now a multi-billion dollar global corporation. Their investment to see if their idea would work....$2,000.