One of the growing trends in entrepreneurship nowadays is that of the home-based business. Ever since the advent of the World Wide Web, people have discovered that the business reach that the Internet provides offers a lucrative gateway to the world of doing business without having to leave one's home.
Take a look around you and see whether you already know some people who have ventured into a home-based business and are doing well in it. This is one of the fastest ways by which to get into the business yourself. Find someone to be a coach or a mentor or at least someone who can be your role model and pattern your own home-based business after his or her experiences.
You may think that having your own business will provide you the flexibility of having your own work hours, controlling when you go to work and how much time you spend, and this will in turn give you a lot of time to spend with your family and doing other things that you have longed to do. Yes, having your own business may eventually lead to this but be realistic enough not to expect this to happen within the first few years that you are starting on your own. You may have to put in a lot of work at the start but eventually the payoff of your efforts will all be worth it.