Finding the best business opportunities when you are seeking self employment ideas is primarily a matter of some serious research rather than star gazing. The problem however could very well be that you never get much further than the research stage. Let’s face it; it can be very terrifying to think of taking the leap and start your own business. The idea of risking whatever hard earned money you have managed to secure on a business which could fail can be fairly scary. For this reason, it can be imperative that you invest good deal of time on your research. This is when persistence needs to kick-in. The main reason most successful business people make it is because they don’t quit, no matter what obstructions are thrown up.