I have been faced with that very same question what’s next once I get an idea about a potential business to start.
From the start, you want to share your idea with others. Be mindful of the naysayers because others can kill your dream/vision. If it’s a product you making, you begin to promote the product to early and you haven’t sat down to determine overhead costs. Skipping over writing a business plan is not recommended. A lot of times are initial focus is making money but t in actuality making a profit won’t happen until some time has passed. Any business idea can be Great but for the business to be Success there are some guidelines I recommend you do pre-start up…
Scope out your industry.
Size-up the competition.
Think about funding. A lot.
Write your business plan
Hone your skills/be sure the product has perfect presentation
Refine your concept.
Seek advice from a coach/mentor…someone who can be objective
Pick a name.
Determine your marketing strategies
Do a trial run
Think outside the box
Think about expansion/adding talent