So you want to start your own business? What could be better than being your own boss?! Before you jump in over your head, here are a few keys to making your business successful… • Understand the cost of doing business. Know what it actually takes to run a business and strategize. • Do not allow relationships with family and friends to interfere with your business. Your business is your business. • Hire the right individuals for the job. Do not hire them just because they are your friend, make sure they have the skills to do the required job.