For those who are looking to go into business and would like a roadmap to follow, sometimes the best way to go is to a franchise situation. If you are the kind of person who already has a skill that marketable, but need the support and wisdom of one who has already traveled a business path - that type of business model could be best for you.
As a writer, caregiver, and student, I have found that there are multiple options out there for the enterprising person who would like to drop a few extra coins in their pocket.
Building a business, though, takes a lot more planning, thought, and conceptualizing than just bringing in a few extra dollars. It is a lifetime effort- and most people agree that the small business person works harder, longer, and has less time to themselves than the employed person.
But, they also agree that the freedom and satisfaction brought about from making it on your own is unbeatable.