10 Insights On: Starting a Business

Our customers share their top tips for small-business success.

January 2015  

 

1. “When you make a commitment, keep it.” Steve Hasenfeld, HMH Iron Design

2. “You can’t guarantee success. All you can do is work in that moment and work as hard as you can.” Tomas Martinez, Luxury Home Magazine®

3. “Always overestimate the amount of capital you’ll need.” Brent Ridge, Beekman 1802

4. “Approach your job with a can-do spirit.” Joanna Puritz, PrintWorks

5. “Stand with your vision. The success will come, but don’t make concessions for success’s sake alone.” Christina Martinez, Luxury Home Magazine®

Associate yourself with people you can trust.
Steve Hasenfeld, HMH Iron Design

6. “Always have a plan B.” Brent Ridge, Beekman 1802

7. “Grow at a rate that’s consistent and manageable so you can take care of your clients without reducing the quality of service.” Joanna Puritz, PrintWorks

8. “Associate yourself with people you can trust.” Steve Hasenfeld, HMH Iron Design

9. “Follow the 80/20 rule. Focus 80% of your time on what you do well, and 20% on things you’d like to learn or improve upon.” Tomas Martinez, Luxury Home Magazine®

10. “Find employees or partners whose strength is your weakness. Don’t hire someone who is just like you.” Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Beekman 1802