Chuck Blakeman has started and grown five small businesses, including one sold to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America. His currently the founder of the Crankset Group and the Author of multiple books to include #1 rated Business Book of 2010, Making Money Is Killing Your Business.
People who go into business to make money rarely make much of it. People who go into business with a bigger reason than making money are much more likely to make a lot of it.
Keith had this advice for veterans who want to start a a business:
Get moving, stay moving, and know your numbers. The number one indicator of success in an early stage business is speed of execution…Get an idea, get a basic, fundamental real quick plan. Check with six people to make sure you are not crazy and get out there. Planning never creates movement. Movement creates the plan.