I have recently opened my own business. This is my second business after my first business didn't do so well. I learned a lot from the first attempt and made several adjustments to the way that I did things prior to opening this one. The one big change that I made was working with a business consultant to create a thorough plan before I even took out the loan to open the business. That consultant taught me a lot about building a successful business from the start. I included everything that I have learned into this blog to help others hoping to start a business.