Small business owners know that it takes more than just a great idea to create a successful business. Rather, successful businesses need to be able to blend a great idea with a well-thought-out and repeatable plan.
Striking that balance has proven to be a big challenge for many small business owners.
"This is a tough time to be in business," said Gary Barnes, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Gary Barnes International. "More of us than ever are facing new problems and challenges."
Barnes offers the following tips to help small business owners forge a clear path to success.