A is for advice. When you run a communications shop, lots of people ask for it. Fewer are willing to pay for it. Strangest is that often those who do cough up the cash refuse to heed it.
B is for billable. If you want to eat and pay the mortgage, you need to make sure this word frequently comes before the word “hours.”
C is for control. When you launch your PR business, you quickly realize you’ve got both more and less control over your existence. It is a peculiar dichotomy that occurs concomitantly.
D is for driven. If you want to succeed at running a communications shop you better be driven.
E is for expectations. You’ve got to manage them, otherwise they’ll get the best of you.
F is for friends. On those days when your revenue projections induce heart palpitations, you’ll need a few.
G is for good help. If you find it, don’t take it for granted, pay it well, and frequently ask it how you can help with personal/professional growth.
H is for heaven or hell. Kind of like gaining and losing control over one’s own existence, owning a communications business can be both simultaneously.