Well, you haven't given us much to go on in terms of knowing your skills and interests, so it's a difficult call.
In general, you need to look around in your area, see if there are any needs that aren't being met, any paint points that haven't been adequately addressed, and open niches. This doesn't mean that nobody
else should be in that line of business, just that there seems to be more demand than what the present suppliers can handle. Of course, if you've discovered something really new and interesting, you might also be the first one to the party, so the lack
of competition shouldn't be a deal-breaker, either.
The key is the demand. It's always easier to get started when there's at least some demand already there. You can
start from ground zero, developing demand for something totally new, but that's a harder row to hoe.
If you really look, you should be able to identify several such areas. Pick the one that most matches your talents and interests, and go for it.
The Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov
) has some creative ideas for getting started on a budget. I urge you to check out their resources -- it's a great starting point for any new businessperson. They may also be able to offer low-interest-rate financing if your business qualifies.