Note: I began this short series on Starting Your Own Business and I appreciate the comments it generated. My friends who own their own business gave great advice beyond what I offered!
This post by Seth Godin is some of the most practical advice for a small business owner that can be given. Here is an excerpt:
Don’t finalize the logo before you come up with a business plan that works.
Don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your vacation policy before you have a product that people actually want to buy.
There are endless small details to get right before you have something that you’re truly proud of. No doubt about it. But there are frightening and huge holes in any bridge to the future, and until you figure out how to get across, I’m not sure it matters if you have a typo on page 4.
These ideas can be studied more deeply in “First Things First” by Stephen Covey. Pick up a copy and make it your study this week!
Thanks for listening.