This link to an article on top 7 overrated small business ideas from Yahoo! Small Business comes with a reader's advisory from yours truly. Every now and then when I see posts like this on my Yahoo! landing page, I can't help but include them since they're certainly appropriate to bizSugar readers and members. It's very popular to come up with top 7, top 10 or top whatever lists for people thinking about starting small businesses in a down economy. But remember in the end to select a business that you have the aptitude, temperament and desire to do. Don't be encouraged because a business is on a "best small businesses to start" list or discouraged because it's on one of these. (In fact, it's kind of hard to think of a small business that doesn't somehow fit into one of these broad categories.) Businesses don't succeed or fail because of the kind of business they are but because of the people running them, how well they plan and how hard they work to make that business a reality. Don't start a business because it looks easy or fail to start one because everyone else says it will be too hard. Both points of view are too simplistic to be accurate.