If there is one thing I've learned never go into a new endeavor by yourself. I'm not saying you always need a partner. Owning 100 percent of something in the beginning is often the best way to go. You'll give up ownership down the road as you bring in money to fuel your growth. What I'm talking about is having a team going down that road with you.
It all starts in the idea stage. You need to talk to all the people you can with any sort of business head about your idea. Skip the NDA's and any of the usual barriers to an open and honest conversation. Start by speaking with people who know you and can give you real feedback. When you find someone who really understands and gives valuable feedback ask them if you can come back as you work on your effort. Make sure you speak to people in your industry. Nuture the contacts and the relationships overall. Some of these relationships will evolve into informal advisors.
Make sure you speak to your lawyers and accountants to make sure your business structure is put in place well and thinks forward to tax ramifications. If you call them up early they'll usually give you some upfront ideas without billing you. After all they'll get their money soon enough.
When your business is moving forward recruit a board of advisors. These are people who will give 2-4 hours a month to assist you with critical thinking and decision making. They will also typically lend their names, creditials and backgrounds to your presentations and company profile.
Ultimately you can create a board of directors. This may happen sooner and make a board of advisors unnecessary. A board of directors has fiduciary (legal) responsiblity to the company. They vote on major issues of the company and at a very high level direct the company. A board of directors is mostly useful for fund raising, business connections and bringing together outside thoughts and opinions. These positions are often paid and can have stock options as compensation.
Ultimately you are the one in the driver's seat. I encourage you to invite others into the car to help you with your "road trip".