I need some help from all you knowledgeable types. I have seen a gap in a market and have decided to try and push it forward. However, I have absolutely no idea how to transform an idea into a business. I have started doing some research and from what I have found so far there is nothing else like it in the area. I have spoken to friends and family and they all seem to think it would work and I have also found a location where the business would not only work but thrive. So where do I go from here? I have started putting everything together that I can find out to start building a business plan how long should that take? I know I will need help with the business plan but some ideas on how to get started would be great. Once a viable Business plan has been put together, where do I go from there? Would it be best to approach the banks, private investors or via some other route? Clearly I am about an ants footstep outside of the idea stage, but any help would be appreciated.