I've never had the guts to go for it on my own in terms of running a business. I have enjoyed working, at different points in my working life, for a couple of different solo business owners, so I found the list of five steps for success, as presented in Business Insider by self-made billionaire Richard Branson, very interesting:
1. Hire passionate, excellent people.
2. Never forget that your employees make your business.
3. Don't concentrate on mistakes — focus on praising great things, instead.
4. Have fun.
5. Don't be afraid to just go for it.