To put it in the words of Bob the Builder, "Yes, you can!' Anyone can realistically start a business with an idea and some hard work. The U.S. Economy is not ruled by the big dogs. Almost 99% of all businesses are classified as small businesses. Those small businesses in turn employ 80% of the American population.
There is no special training or skills needed to run a business. All it truly takes is the a dream and the ability to roll up you sleeves and get down to business. You've got to be able to go outside of your own skill set to learn new things or be able to seek out the folks,that can help you execute on your concept.
It doesn't take the next great invention to launch a business either. Just about anyone can come up with an idea to leverage their skills, interests, or expertise. When it comes down to it, starting a business is as easy as coming up with Ethel idea, making it official,and sorting out how to pay for it. You can go sleek and simple on a shoestring budget or big and splashy with startup cash in the bank.
You can even do most of the work from the comfort of home. In fact, nearly 52% of all small businesses are home based according to the Small Business Administration. More and ,pew dreams are launched from the kitchen table, garage or home based offices than anywhere else.
Once you can get past the fear of starting up on your own, you will find it surprising how easy it is to launch your own small business!