While working whatever hours you like may sound great, there is a lot more to running your own business than that. It is important to learn all you can about business before you set out on your own.
You can learn about starting your own business by taking college or continuing education courses. You can buy business books or check them out from your local library. Also, you can find out what it really takes to run a business from people who are actually doing it successfully.
I came across an article, Seven Things I've Learned Running a Business. Anne Day's advice seemed to sound like a lot of real life common sense. In the article she writes :
- You can't please everyone.
- Try out business relationships before signing anything.
- You must have balance. Simply put, you can't do it all yourself.
- Don't expect immediate success.
- Do your homework.
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