Going out on your own: Pursuing the Passion 29, 30 & 31

November 30th, 2009

#29: Hiring the first person
Don’t hire someone, get them on a contracting basis for a while.

#30: Make every dollar work for you
Stretch every dollar as far as you can, and I mean as far as you can. Once I used to drink tea at coffee meetings to save a few bucks. (Cheap but was half the price of a coffee).

#31: Eco-System
Find out who your competitors are, send them work when you can’t help a client, it’s an eco-system not a free for all.

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2 Responses to “Going out on your own: Pursuing the Passion 29, 30 & 31”

  1. Joel Says:

    I’d go with water instead of tea 🙂

  2. Ben Young Says:

    @Joel Good point! Although you don’t want to appear too cheap 😛

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