Once you have made the decision to go into business for yourself, how do you get started? Buy a business or start your own business? First, look at all your prior business contacts and friends. Do they work for a company which could use your service? It is easier to get business from a person who knows you rather than a stranger. Network marketing – using your own contacts initially for your first sales works. Then continue to use your networking to see if you can get more business. If you have the customer, what else can you sell them. Expand the products and service that you have with your existing networking clients. Remember, business is not what you know but who you know.