Starting a business from scratch isn't easy. Finding customers and generating sales where there weren't any before can be a challenge. What's the best way to get started?

Lucky for us, sales expert and author Grant Cardone has the answers. "Your dreams will not come true ... in your office, on your sofa or in your garage," Cardone says. The key is getting your product in front of clients as early as possible. 

In this video, Cardone shares his tips for building a sales operation from the ground up -- fast.

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