Q. What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone starting out?

Don't let anyone steal your dream.
-Andra Rush

Do all your planning with the customer firmly in mind.
-Tom Stemberg

Choose a business you love. You may have to live with it forever.
-Rhonda Kallman

Start small. Devising a complicated master plan and going deep into debt can keep you from making necessary changes to develop your ideas.
-Judy Wicks

Avoid the mistakes of the dot-bomb era. Those folks mistook an exit strategy for a business plan. Go into it with the idea of running a business for the long term.
-James Goodnight