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Dear Entrepreneur: Letters from Those That Have Made it And Are Making It Happen by Andrew Blackman, Danny Bailey

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Dear Entrepreneur,

There is so much I could say to you, but I appreciate how overwhelming it can be if you have too much advice when you start a new venture. Therefore I’m going to focus my advice on three things:

  1. How to stay motivated
  2. Trusting your gut
  3. How to use networking

First, let me congratulate you on taking this brave step. Whatever your age it is not easy to go against the grain and decide that you are going to be in charge of your own destiny. We are conditioned to believe that the only sensible way to get ahead is to get a good education and then secure a great job. So people will look at you like you’ve gone nuts. Especially given the bleak economic forecast we keep hearing about these days.

Therefore my first ...

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