I want to start my own business...I need some ideas.
I've decided I'm tired of working for "the man." I've been kicking the thoughts around for several years, never being happy in the corporate yes men world. I've thought about going into govt work, but the red tape there would probably give me gray hair in a hurry. I'm tired of sitting back and going along with other people's decisions either because my opinion doesn't matter or I convince myself that I don't care that the decision is stupid. I want independence.
I've got a BS in geography, I'm a volunteer firefighter, I've got some retail management and customer service exp, I write fairly well, and I learn quickly. The best idea I've come up with so far is an online firefighting equipment store. Not that it's a bad idea, but there are already some well established places in that market. I would also have to carry an inventory, have a big loan for the initial inventory, take returns, etc. I would probably prefer something less bulky. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to post them or pm me with them. I've got plenty of down time at my work as it stands right now, so finding the time to start something isn't a problem. It beats surfing the half blocked web or reading yet another crime drama book.