The 5 Worst Tips I Received When Starting My Business

The key to seeking advice is knowing when to ignore a suggestion that goes against what your gut instinct is saying. February 21, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. At every stage of my journey as a startup founder, I’ve sought advice from mentors, industry experts and other entrepreneurs. Whether my aim was to gain insight into the unfamiliar market I was entering or obtain guidance on growing a business and building a team,  I was always — still am — a big believer in hearing what others have to say. Related: 5 Pieces of Common Startup Advice That Do More Harm Than Good There is, however, a caveat here, because the key to seeking advice is knowing when to ignore a suggestion that goes against what your gut instinct is saying. Doing that is not always easy, though in some cases for me it was easy, because […]

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Starting a Small Business? This $20 Class Will Teach You How to Help It Thrive.

Barry Moltz shows students how to establish profitable, sustainable ventures across 15 hours of content. February 21, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. To say it’s difficuly to get a venture off the ground is an understatement. If you’ve ever considered such an undertaking, you’re probably well aware of the cautionary statistic that more than half of startups fail within four years. But do you know why so many small-business owners (SBOs) are doomed? As consultant and marketing influencer Matt Sweetwood points out in a guest piece for Entrepreneur, the reasons why the average small business crashes and burns are manifold. In the majority of cases, there just isn’t a market for one’s product. But SBOs […]

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