Many people dream about starting a business that they can run while still wearing their pajamas. You may be a mom or dad who has a desire to run a little side business while your children are still growing up. Perhaps you have come up with a special recipe for brownies or cookies that you can sell from your home. In the past two years, I turned $10,000 of investment in a self-started business that is worth more than $1,000,000 already. So what should you do when you start up a business and how much should you invest?