10 TIPS FROM BUSINESS AUTHOR TOM PETERS ON WORKING FOR YOURSELF
1 Be able to describe what you do in eight words or less.
2 Try doing it part time before doing it full time.
3 Use your network contacts to drum up business.
4 Keep good books. Cash in must exceed cash out.
5 Never be overconfident; under-confidence is a better driver.
6 Don’t overbook yourself because your quality will suffer.
7 Read your tail off, because you must stay ahead of the curve.
8 Engage in social media to attract like-minded people.
9 Don’t post a website unless it’s a very good one.
10 Never be late for an appointment, service call or deadline.
Source: Tom Peters interview