I have a good job and a good salary that supports my family, but I find myself constantly dreaming of owning my own business. It's a sort of obsession that I can't stop. It's been going on for about 4 years without relief. The problem is, I don't know how to transition the decent salary I'm making now through the hard times of starting up my own business.
I am a software developer by trade and have an accountant wife who has some of the same urges I have, although maybe not quite as strong. I tend to gravitate towards software when coming up with ideas because it's what I know the best, but I'm not set on it. What bothers me with software development is that I feel like I would need a larger investment to create a product that is marketable. I'm not wealthy, so I'm trying to figure out how I can get started with what I have. I have around 50k of my own money to invest.
I have considered a tanning salon, software company, and just about everything else you can imagine. I know that I need to have something more specific in mind to really get started. Has anyone else been in this position? I don't expect anyone to tell me what to do, but if anyone could share similar experiences of getting past this sort of mental block, it would be appreciated.