Ever wonder the true reality behind starting a business? The company you admire or strive to be like may be successful now, but what was their journey like in the early days? These 10 entrepreneurs are up front and honest about what they wish they had known before they started their business.
It’s Okay to Say No
I’d heard from so many people that you should say yes to every opportunity, even when you don’t think you know how to do it and that you should just dive in and learn on the job… And that’s great advice! But, in the early days, I was saying yes to everything, just like I thought I was supposed to and that led to some gigs that really weren’t right for me–and that I knew weren’t right but had said yes anyway. Sure, it takes time in the beginning to find your sea legs, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever a mistake to trust your gut–and I wish that more of the advice I’d gotten had told me that I didn’t have to say yes just because someone asked.
-Jessica Albon, ThriveYourTribe.com
By Carissa Dunphy – Small Businesses Do It Better