I have some very good questions that can help not only me, but others as well. My first question is simple and easy, I understand that all business need plans even the home-based business, but I need your opinion. Is it really necessary? I been drilled in thinking you do need it,but is it a necessity? My next question is about the industry I want to do my business in. I plan on being in a service industry led business; I want to go into the computer recovery,recycle,and re-furbish industry because I want to re-furbish computers as a community project for those who can not really afford a computer be able to have one at lower cost than a new one. Oh!!!my question is there is competitor's,but is there a site that I can research them for free? The next question is a excuse for me not starting my business, but do I need a mentor? How do I create a market for my services when there is no established market for the services? My last question is about funding, should I pursue a grant or a sba loan to get me started?