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The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook to Building Your Startup by Ja-Nae Duane, Steve Fisher

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CHAPTER 5

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison, Inventor

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Though being an entrepreneur is fun, it’s also a ton of work. It means a lot of hours and many late nights for many years. It’s a path that requires dedication and should be chosen only after a lot of thought. Building something great takes time and energy.

You might even be a little scared. That’s OK because fear can be a good motivator, but don’t let it deter you from your goal. If you’re going to do something special, then you’ll need passion to keep your motor running. This same passion will also help attract customers.

Dave McClure of 500 Startups, knows all about starting a company or ...

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