SmallBizSurvival’s Becky McCray has a great post on going from a business idea to an operating business. Most (if not all) of the resources are free.
Becky’s blog focuses on the special reward and challenges of running a business in a small town. She’s based in small town Oklahoma, where it sounds like she’s having fun as the owner of a liquor store, marketing consulting business, and blog business.
If you’re in a small town or thinking about moving to one, perhaps her blog will be of some interest to you. I just stumbled across it today.