Five Lessons Learned from Building an Association Consultancy in 791 Days

By: Holly Duckworth, CAE

Believe, ask, focus, create, and relate are the five principles this consultant used to start her business and now the same ones she uses to keep it going. Start your day by creating new material, and the rest falls into place—that place being up!

Did you start your business when the economy was booming or did you start it when it was bust? For me, the answer was bust. But what I've learned is that all great businesses, all enduring businesses, start at the bottom because they have nowhere to go but up....