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How to Fail in Business by Jon Hardie Here are a few basic guidelines on how not to start a business. If your intention is to generate a massive tax write-off, however, you may find a few helpful pointers. Or if you want to be written up as one of the most successful nonprofit organizations in your area, read on. After all, it's only money. • When starting a business, forget that it will take twice as much money and twice as long as you originally planned, and that you will earn half as much as you banked on. If you stick with your original estimates (the ones you doodled on the placemat at the restaurant), you're on