Thanks for all of the great responses. Very practical and useable for all of us. In fact I thought they were so good that I reference this thread on our blog. Keep them coming.
The one thing I found most facinating though was the interchange between Jose and Shonika. Jose had some very practical advice in his first post but Shonika`s perspective made him think differently and put it into use to grow his own business. Nothing he didn`t know but something we often can`t do by ourselves. I thought that was cool.
I guess that is the thing I come away with all the time. As Shonika (and others ) said it takes learning, trust and perspective to be able to do all of the practical stuff necessary to free time and resources to grow a business. And to do this on a sustainable basis takes a little help from friends and mentors. The beetles had it right "I get by with a little help from my friends".
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