3 tips from Ali Brown an award-winning small business mentor: 1) Align your business with something that you love. Small business that last have owners that are incredibly passionate. 2) Always be marketing. You should be looking for new clients to come through the door. 3) Watch those number. Pay attention to your books so you know where your money is coming from.
Watch the video on Rescue a CEO: http://rescue.ceoblognation.com/2013/10/23/business-250k-grant-deadline-1031/