I started my own business a few years ago, and I considered myself very lucky when it became profitable almost immediately. I was sure that was a sign that it was destined to keep growing, but to my surprise, my earnings became stagnant after being in business just a few months. I thought I was doing everything right, but I just wasn't making enough to stay in business much longer. I finally reached my wits end and called in outside help from a business consultant. I wish I had done it sooner, because it was the outside, unbiased view I needed to make my business more profitable. The consultant helped me make a few tweaks to my supply chain and marketing plan, and my profits increased dramatically. I like helping new business owners, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips!