Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business but you aren’t sure if you’re ready? That’s understandable. Starting a business is both thrilling and intimidating. For every amazing ‘pro’ there is the possibility of a terrifying ‘con’. Despite the risks, more and more people are beginning to explore the idea of entrepreneurship. If you’re one of those people, the following step-by-step checklist is meant to motivate, inspire, and prepare you in your quest to be your own boss.