Savvy Storage Wars star and small business owner Brandi Passante knows the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to create a successful company. Along with husband and co-star Jarrod Schultz, Brandi owns and operates Now and Then Second Hand Store. Here Brandi gives three important tips for starting a business.
- Make sure you have at least enough money to pay for at least six months' worth of personal expenses before starting a business. New businesses generally don't make money in the first year – you have to be prepared for that!
- Make sure you have no other commitments. Your business should consume your entire life! If it is going to succeed, you should make it your # 1 priority.
- Be sure that you are ready and capable of being someone's boss. Do not take this lightly. It is a difficult job that most people think will be simple, but I assure you it is NOT! This can make or break your business.