So I've been long contemplating starting my own business. Not interested in something sexy, just something that pays the bills and makes my hard work not contribute to some other assholes pay check. The largest hurdle to me seems to be finding that gap in your market. If you have started your own business, how did you find that gap?
>So I've been long contemplating starting my own business
So, in this thought, you've never thought about what to do?
You realize that comes first, right? The birth of a formal, incorporated, business is derived from necessity. It's not something you do first, it should be an afterthought. The consequence of a good idea.
> makes my hard work not contribute to some other assholes pay check
Even as a business owner, your hard work will contribute to someone else's paycheck. Stop being stupid.
I have definitely considered many things to do. Renting fences, outsourced clerical work, landscaping, independent consulting, etc. The question is more about how someone has identified the necessity You say having the idea comes first, but I think recognizing the opportunity does, and that's really the question. Starting a business in an over saturated market definitely increases the chance of failure.
Also, obviously someone else is always going to make some money. I was referencing the corporate culture bullshit.