10 Things to Know About Owning Your Own Firm


Think you might want to own a firm one day? Mary Beth West knows what it takes. Founder of Mary Beth West Communications, LLC, West gives 10 pieces of wisdom you should know about owning your a PR firm. From managing co-workers to knowing how a business operates, these are tips you’ll want to keep handy.



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