So recently I have started running my own business doing nightlife and event photography. In the beginning, and currently, i work under a guy that knows most of the club owners. Now in the 4 months of me working I have started to explore and expand into other clubs and venues while pushing out the competition. My current thought process in running my business is similar to that of a "4X" game which is to explore, expand, exploit, and to exterminate the other businesses in town. While some of my former co-workers have picked up on this; I have often wondered what other business owners think of when growing their small business. So, people of the serious forum of BT, how would you run a business you just started up? Would you try to carve your own niche? Expand in a ruthless manner? Or do something else all together?