There is no right path to starting a business.
Businesses come in all different shapes and sizes. What worked for others, might not work for you. There are many ways to approach starting a business. In fact, I went to school to study business. But after many years of school and a wide variety of career paths - I know one thing to be true: you have to be you. If you try to do all the things that should produce a successful business but ignore who you are as a person and how that has an impact on your business - you're missing a very key component. Working with businesses to create a game plan that suits them and their unique needs.