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SPI 227: 15 Entrepreneurs Answer: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Own Business”

In this week’s episode, I’m trying something a little different. Instead of hearing from just one guest today, you’ll hear from 15.

I asked my favorite fellow entrepreneurs, “What do you wish you’d known before starting your own business?” Today, you’ll hear answers from incredible folks, including:

Every one of them offers an honest, personal glimpse at their mistakes and how they’ve grown since their early days.

Your first years as an entrepreneur are rarely easy. I hope these words of wisdom show you that struggle is a natural part of the journey and inspire you to stick with it and stay true to what you value. Tune in and enjoy!

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Special thanks to everyone who shared their words of wisdom with me for this week’s episode. Until next time!

You’ll Learn

  • Words of wisdom from 15 successful entrepreneurs.
  • The importance of nurturing professional relationships and building your own support system.
  • Why “doing it all yourself” can be a dangerous choice for entrepreneurs.
  • The difference between your gifts and your passions, and how it affects your business.
  • Advice on overcoming your anxieties around selling, money, and the value of your business.
  • How peer pressure can be a powerful tool for growth.
  • Tips for maximizing your time spent working.
  • What I wish I had known before starting my business, and more!


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