#1 Mind set is crucial – Have a vision for the future – 1, 3 and 5 years out. Do not focus only on the short-term
#2 Business plan – Prepare and follow a written business plan. It’s hard to get to where you want to be and it can take a lot longer, without a plan. You may be able to find on-line a business plan outline that works for you.
#3 Build and maintain a sufficient cash reserve for yourself and for your business. This can keep you “afloat” and relieve pressure when times are tough.