Like my last blog entry, this too comes from the National Association for the Self Employed Organization, January-February 2011 magazine, Self Employed.

Each of these are from members of the organization:

Have vision but remain flexible
Be unreasonable
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again
Hire a personal assistant
Do not skimp on legal representation
Pay attention to customer service
Try many ideas, see what sticks
Pay attention to what is going on in your community, your state, and nations capital
Get involved with professional business and/or trade organizations
Let your legislators know how key issues will affect you
Have a plan
Concentrate on solving problems – especially those customer related
Reinvest in your business
Never burn a bridge.

For me the most important is paying attention to customer service. If you do what is right for them, you will most usually end up on the right side of good business.

And, I might add as a business broker, have a sound business to sell when you are ready.

The mere fact that I am writing this blog entry while watching the NFL playoffs suggests that I should have a personal assistant, or at least more of one.