1. Find something you really love to do.
2. Be sure there's a market need.
3. Assess your skills.
4. Assemble a team.
5. Be realistic about money.
6. OK, we said there'd only be five tips ... but we lied.
There's a sixth: don't let the first five tips delay you from pursuing your dream. The biggest mistake an entrepreneur can make with a start up is to not start at all. Jump in, learn the ropes, make adjustments along the way ** and have some fun!