It's been an amazing few days with a very large increase in twitter followers and access to some great resources and support.
I started framing as a hobby in 1998 whilst working as an operations manager for a Large Multinational distribution company. My wife and I took redundancy in 2002 and began working on the business fulltime. So far the rollercoaster doesn't show any signs of slowing down!
Seek advice and support early, running you're own business can be very lonely. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and NEVER GIVE IN!