It's a good time to start a business. The uncertainties of the devastating recession of 2008 and the Presidential election of 2012 are behind us. There is a shortage of startups out there. Angel investors and venture capitalists have been sitting on the sidelines during the recession and they are ready to fund good startups. There is relatively high unemployment so you have a good pool of workers to choose from for your business. New technologies are being developed. Find a niche in which you have expertise and go for it!