Terri Lonier (www.workingsolo.com) wrote her first book in the mid 90s on SOHO (small office home office). I had a chance to catch up over dinner and hear her speak to the Entrepreneurial Women's Network (www.ewn-ct.org). She offered 7 tips for business owners in their growth and development journey. 1) make it up (and make it happen) 2) get clear (on what you do and how you do it 3) speak your mind (clients want you to do this 4) learn to say no to others (not easy or natural for some people) 5) self confidence is the currency of self employment 6) think profits, not gross 70 feed you head (continue to learn). Great ideas to chew on.