I do computer graphics and years ago I was doing so well moonlighting out of my home that I tried to make a go of it. Sunk a bunch I couldn't afford into equipment and office space...biggest mistake ever. My suggestion is to keep your day job (or get another one you can stand) and try moonlighting in the bike building biz out of your garage after hours. Because being a business owner means working nights and weekends anyway, no matter how you slice it. Remember, entrepreneur is French for "you never get to leave work."
Find a dealer locally that will give you a discount on parts. Same with machine work; if you don't have a lathe and mill, see if you can make arrangements with a local fab shop to farm out the stuff you can't do at home at a reasonable rate. Find a happy medium where you're doing something rewarding in the field you love every day, but not basing your whole income on it.
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Tanshanomi screwed with this post 02-27-2014 at 09:10 AM