Needed: Low start-up cost home business ideas that support/involve the maker community. Tool library, hacker space, etc Answered
Wanting to get out of the rat race, I am looking for business ideas that would allow me to be self-employed. I have approx 5k in start-up capital and can operate without income for at least 3 months (possibly longer). I would really like for my business to support/involve the maker community. Some ideas that I came up with thus far are starting a tool lending library, selling kits/parts (similar to the Maker Shed or Adafruit), or a coffee shop with integrated hacker space.
I am willing to work with a partner or a group of people so long as the chemistry is good. I am willing to work long hours and weekends, forgo vacations and sick leave, etc. I don't mind working like a slave when I am only a slave to myself and my idea rather than to some corporate monstrosity.
So, does anyone have any ideas?