I'm thinking of starting a non-profit organization, but I don't know much about non-profit vs. for-profit and whether it makes sense for me to go after a for-profit company. My sole purpose is not to make money, which is why I'm very interested in a non-profit. On the other hand, I don't want to be prevented from doing the kinds of business I'd like to do.
What kind of business can a non-profit not do? Can a non-profit organization be a fast food chain, TV channel, e-commerce company, book publisher, manufacturer, and so forth?