One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given was to talk someone years ahead of me in the same industry. They have already trodden the same path you want to tread and have already made the mistakes you are about to make. I still have a some frantically scribbled notes from an amazing chat with Nathan Gold and his conversation with me has changed the way I do business. My business is leaner, more focused and has a long term plan in place. Who is ahead of you that can help you out?