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2  Have a great idea but be flexible
   Most people already have a great idea, because it’s based on something
   that they are good at and that they know about. We can help you to
   research and hone that idea. Be prepared to be adaptable though and
   respond to demand. You have to be able to sell your product, so it needs
   to be something that other people love as much as you do.

3  It can be hard work
   Like anything in life, the more effort you put in the more you will get out of
   it. The best businesses will spend lots of time getting themselves noticed
   and making the most of networking opportunities, as well as running
   the business.

4  Don’t be afraid
   Don’t be frightened of making a mistake. There is plenty of help available,
   particularly regarding things like bookkeeping, so don’t let that put you

   off. Be confident about asking for money too. Clients often say that

   they wonder whether they are good enough at what they do and feel

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