Having been self-employed since high school, I feel I can offer others some insight and help. My primary business is Pixels Graphic Design, where I have worked with many other business types over the years. I've seen what has been successful and what just didn't work. At Pixels, I've managed 5 employees, 3 part time employees, and 2 interns during the height of our physical business. Since, I've transitioned to mostly a digital store front with local presence. This was a 4 year transition and just so happened to be mostly in place when Covid shutdown our physical office.