Recently, there has been an emergence of extreme numbers of small businesses, due to the economic recession that has led to many people being unemployed. Here are some tips to help you start out.
Save money. Make sure you save up enough money to actually get your business going before you start. This will ensure that your business actually gets made. Make sure you don't fall half way.
Think practically. Do things practically. Try not to venture off into the world of medium or large businesses. It simply will not work for you. You are a small business. Do what you do.
Research. As always, research is a great thing to do. Understand what you want to do and do things the best way. Even just one afternoon on the computer may be the difference between success and failure.