By JOE CONNOLLY
“Don’t believe this old adage: ‘Follow your passion, and the money will follow.’
So says Paul Casey, author of ‘Is Self Employment for You?’ (Harra Publishing Group, 2004).
‘Just because you’re a great artist doesn’t mean you can run an art gallery,’ he explains. ‘It’s bad advice from people who aren’t really in business per se. Be very cautious. Business is really about the mundane.'”
– This is so true. Before you go into business you need to make some kind of determination as to whether it is vaible and will support itself and you. Starting a business just because you enjoy something is probably why so many suppliers are getting rich. Your business is their customer and they know this so they sell to you only instead of helping you sell to your customer. I would give names of suppliers but rather then get caught up in legal issues, think the crafting industry. -ed.