I did a workshop back in June with the fabulous Me Ra Koh and her always hilarious husband Brian. It was this workshop that inspired me to "go for it" to take the plunge and start my own business. One of the things that Me Ra said that has truly inspired me and stuck with me to this day is that as photographers we are artistis.
I encourage you to go to her blog and to read about the women that were in this workshop. Many of these ladies have started a business or already had a photography business. I know you will enjoy their art.