From the Desk of Tony Laidig...
re: I got it ALL wrong!
On January 1st, 2000, I left a secure graphic design job with a well-known publisher to launch my first business...a Media Design Company. It was both exciting and scary. New Millennium, new business. I had NO IDEA what I was doing from a business perspective. That cluelessness continued when I launched into the information product space.
Yes, I was successful in making multi-six figures per year, but I didn't know what I didn't know. And eventually, my lack of business knowledge led to trouble...and I NEARLY lost everything!
• My business was structured wrong for tax purposes
• I just spent the money I made in my business
• I had no growth strategy
• The idea of hiring employees scared me
I was LITERALLY flying blind!