Starting a business in a new field, one you're not currently part of, is no easy task. It can be daunting to act on an idea associated with a new business path, but with the right knowledge it can be easier than you think.
Pamela Slim has a 5 step plan that will put you on track. The key lies in educating yourself as much first off, then move on to what other people in the same field are doing, creating contacts and starting the business small.
Step 3: Identify the hotshots that are doing the work successfully. These should be people who not only have technical expertise that you admire, but also complimentary values and thriving businesses.
How to go from vague idea to concrete business concept – [EscapeFromCubicleNation]