It's a big step from dreaming about starting a new business to actually doing it. For those who've owned a business before, learning to run a new venture typically requires training and skills specific to the new business. For those who've never run a business, learning to run a new venture also involves mastering the finer points--everything from accounting and advertising to composing a business plan.
Entrepreneurs with varying needs approach the learning process in remarkably different ways. Accordingly, our Building Blocks entrepreneurs are back to share the procedures they followed when learning to run successful businesses of their own.
A business writer for the past eight years, Kylo-Patrick Hart has run a successful homebased consulting business since 1989.