"Have you ever thought of something unique and wondered why somebody hasn't made it yet? Most of us probably do, as did I one day. Now, I have turned my idea into reality -- Icy Light, an ice scraper with a detachable flashlight that is now available at 18 Whatcom County stores. The process is a long one and it hasn't been cheap, but there are some great resources locally for anyone who wants to try.
I attended two classes in 2008 that were offered by the local SCORE chapter (http://www.scorechapter591.org/): "Starting and Managing a New Business" and "Building a Business Plan." These classes really helped define the organizational process."