hard work

12 Myths about Starting a Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 10, 2013

1. I need to write a business plan before I start. No, you don’t. Start-ups are so unpredictable that writing a business plan is a pointless exercise.  You don’t exactly know who your customers are or what benefit/value they get from your product/service. If you think you need to prepare a plan to raise start-up funding see point 3 below. 2. I need lots of business experience. No,…

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 6, 2013

It wasn’t Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s fancy degree, tailored business suit, or five years of investment banking background that grew her e-commerce venture into a $128 million company, which has been courted by major potential buyers as of late. In fact, she had none of those things at first. She launched her business as an eBay store out of her San Francisco apartment six years ago. Believe it or not, that same…

Does Hard Work Equal Success, Or Is There Another Way?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 27, 2013

I used to think that hard work was the cornerstone to success. I believed that if you wanted to achieve anything in life, you simply had to work hard. Harder than anyone else. I remember reading a quote recently that didn’t make any sense: “Hard work. Well, that’s all right for people who don’t know about anything else”. It didn’t make sense because I didn’t know anything else.…

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