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The Worst Advice I’ve Heard as a New Entrepreneur [Fast Company]

It was only after spending the past couple of decades of my career working at big companies that I decided to become an entrepreneur. Other entrepreneurs can surely relate to the surplus of people offering their unsolicited counsel. Usually it’s easy to tell which input to dismiss, but sometimes even bad advice can leave you second-guessing yourself. Here’s the worst of what I’ve heard and how I’ve pushed it aside.

  1. Don’t go after a “Niche Market”
  2. Better think twice–There’s no going back
  3. You might fail, so why bother?
  4. Accept the highest offer
  5. Work with who you know
  6. Hurry

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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