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150 Ultimate Business Secrets by Dan Matthews

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Recessions

Don’t be ashamed to earn a living

Brad Burton, 4Networking

When 4Networking’s Brad Burton ran out of money he swallowed his pride and took a job delivering pizzas to supplement his business. It’s his firm belief that entrepreneurs should go through a period of financial hardship to give them context and teach them caution when business is booming.

He says too many entrepreneurs point their finger at prevailing economic circumstances as an excuse when they fail in business.

“It’s too easy for people to use the recession as an excuse when actually the reason a lot of companies fail is because of terrible business practices. I should have been delivering pizzas eight months before I started. I resisted it to the detriment of ...

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