Getting out from the corporate yoke and doing things the way you think best … it's a heady thought. But before you cut the corporate cord and launch your own event business, consider these 10 tips from Jennifer C. Squeglia, CMP, who founded RLC Events Inc. nine years ago:

#1 Have Buy-In From Your Spouse, Family, and Friends
Owning your own business is very demanding, and you will work long hours, many likely from your home office. Therefore you want to ensure that those closest to you are fully supportive. My husband was instrumental in my taking the leap—he was very encouraging and reassuring. It’s scary to leave the stability of the corporate world with benefits and steady paychecks, so having that backing is paramount … MeetingsNet