When starting a new business I would say to be mentally, and financially prepared. This journey to me is like a new born baby and the reason I say this is because you raise and grow your business just like you would a baby. The infant stage is the idea. The toddler stage is getting everything in motion. The teenage stage is the products and market venture. Next we have the adult stage meaning your ready to produce and move forward to supply to your customers. Now you have loved, cared and watch your baby grow into a beautiful adult. Your proud of what you have created and its time to let it free to flap its own wings.