If there is a literal ladder to financial independence there will be quite a scramble to get on its steps. This is because everybody loves to be financially independent. To be sure of where the next meal is coming from, to be able to pay their bills on time, to have what they want and never have too worry about money like the average person. While many have continued to seek this symbolic ladder to financial independence very few have actually found it. The key among many other things lies in doing business right.
The first thing to consider is operating in the right niche. A niche is a small segment of the market with identical needs and characteristics. In other words target and concentrate on the right sector. This is very important as there are a large number of money making opportunities. Trying to work on a handful of them at the same time would not be a wise idea. The right market would depend on identifying an available market in line with your skills and interests. It is better to identify a market and then create a product for it than to create a product and look for a market.
What this means is that satisfying the market or customer should be your watch word. The one who is able to best satisfy customers will have them returning and referring others. So to start a successful business and get on the ladder of financial independence, you should be able to satisfy your customers better than the competition. Your product may not be totally new or a monopoly but it can still be unique. Look for flaws in your competitors and improve on them. You have a wining business when it can address the needs and flaws of your competitors.