I am still paying on my college loans, have a child going to a private university on partial scholarship in the fall, not great credit, low disposable income, a happy marriage, very rewarding career, and an idea that will forever change the way a service is provided to consumers. I use this service numerous times throughout the year, as do most people I know - -and everytime I feel a little disappointed in some way. It dawned on me this most recent experience that it is the buisness model of the entire industry that is the sorce of my disappointment ....and I know what would make me happy, be more consumer friendly and make this service more compatable with current technology. I hesitate to say everyone uses this service, but I cannot think of a single person I know that does not use it. Every income level, every part of the US and most of the developed nations use this service.
I can start a limited version of this buisness for roughly $3,000.00 and 3-6 months of study and practice to provide a professional quality service. I could probably scape up the capital with some very creative finance (403B loan?) - -but I am wondering if this is the best plan at this stage of my life. Would I be better off pitching the plan to an existing company?