June 24 marked my 9th year owning a brokeragefirm in New York City, and in those years, I've learned a lot. Hereare just a few things I wish someone had told me nearly a decadeago.

Get office space as soon as you can.

And if you can do it in a shared office environment, evenbetter. This will help you save on expenses and give you a pool ofprospects. If you're in sales, you feed off of being around people.If you work from home too much, a part of you will slowly dry upand die.

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