startup mistakes

For Your Company’s Sake, Quit Making These 6 Common Mistakes

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 10, 2019

Owners of small and medium businesses never expect to fail, but every year, thousands of companies close shop, anyway. Reasons for failure vary from cash flow problems to poor product-market fit, but in many cases, company leaders could have avoided the worst if they’d known what to expect. Keep an eye out for these common mistakes so you can prevent them: 1. Failure to Delegate When you start…

This Surprising Secret About Bamboo Could Be The Reason You’re Not Successful

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 8, 2014

Bamboo is one of the most amazing plants in the world. In fact, a single stalk of bamboo has more tensile strength than a steel cable of the same thickness! (In South America, it’s referred to as “vegetable steel”). A rope made of bamboo fibers can get up to 20% stronger when wet, as opposed to hemp, which weakens. And it grows. Fast. Some species of the plant can…

7 Mistakes People Make When Starting a New Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 6, 2014

Starting up a new business venture is rarely a walk in the park; it requires a lot of time and commitment and there is no businessperson out there who hasn’t questioned their own motives at some point. What makes things even tougher is some of the avoidable mistakes business owners make in the embryonic stages of their enterprise. From my experience in business, here are some of the…

Common Sales Mistakes Startups Make During Their First Year

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 13, 2013

Entrepreneurship, it’s one of those things that everyone dreams about but no one really tells you how it’s supposed to be done. Though there are varying aspects to running a business, a fundamental component of any business is selling. Not every entrepreneur comes from a sales background and sometimes you learn lessons the hard way but in business, lessons cost you money. As a newly established business, you…

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