I've recently been thinking of the type of businesses\u00a0 we create. Are they setting us free? Or are they simply keeping us too busy, too tired and too disconnected from the most important relationships in our lives? Below are\u00a0three things\u00a0 I came up with that small businesses can do to celebrate independence -\u00a0because it\u2019s never to late to\u00a0set yourself\u00a0free. 1. Take a Day Off Disconnect from business and have some fun. Even if you love your work, take a break and come back to it. I bet (I hope) there are people who want to see you. Take a random day and change the flow of things. Besides, ideas on how to fix what\u2019s broken and how to move forward just may come from those down moments\u2014down from work and up into the rest of life.\u00a0 I\u2019m just saying, take care of the other side of your life too, and I\u2019m taking my own advice. 2. Launch a New Marketing Campaign After you take that break, then take a class. But be sure to follow your lesson up with quick execution within at least 10 days of your training. It\u2019s all too easy to hear good advice, meditate on it, then never use it. So challenge yourself to take quick action, because effective marketing can give your business wings as in marketing also brings the freedom to reach more people in more creative and effective ways. 3. Mix It Up and Try a Different Serve Do what others in your industry will not do, and choose to do it consistently. Don\u2019t wait for some survey to track a trend; instead, create the trend in your area. You can become the conversation, just by serving your clients in a different way. Maybe you are the company that knows your customers by name. Maybe you have an annual back-to-school shopping giveaway. Maybe you teach a summer business class for teens. Make waves by being different. As Bonnie Raitt says, "Give them something to talk about" by taking better care of your relationship with your customers. So what are your suggestions for business freedom and what strategies do you employ to celebrate independence?