A few weeks ago, I found an article by David Silverman summarizes conversations he had with several entrepreneur friends. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds, these small business owners expressed cautious determination with plans to be aggressive in 2009. In this follow up, he focusese on six suggestions for strategies for next year.  Invest Now

  1. Focus on the Customer
  2. Give Unique Value Carolyn’s husband Paul provides the Siamese twin of customer focus: making something uniqu
  3. Market, Market, Market
  4. Be Honorable
  5. Stay the Course

To this list I would add: Strengthen relationships with friends and strategic partners. Just because you are in business by yourself, you do not need to be to do it alone Find a network you can rely on for advice and support in the months ahead