This article has a lot of great tips on building your blog business. As with most business building tips, just replace blog with your business name and it’s all applicable. My personal favorite is:
I didn’t let negativity stand in my way – People can be mean – they still are. If I let it get to me I wouldn’t be writing this today.
Negative people are usually just jealous that you are actually doing something about your dreams. I have seen this far too often. Someone comes up with a great idea and the naysayers start to shoot them down with every reason why it will not work. Sure, the odds may be long but the point is to get moving on something. That is the only way you will be able to see if it works.