This is a well written (and long) articleÂ by Jessica Seid, a staff writer at CNNMoney.com,Â that I often share with my start-up clients. I relate to most of the tips as it pertains to my entrepreneur journey, especially tip #9.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Starting a business from scratch is the ultimate gamble, so before you throw in all of your chips, take some advice from a former airline executive who built a small business out of helping others build theirs. Some 464,000 people on average start new businesses each month, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. But according to the Small Business Administration, only two-thirds of new businesses last at least two years, and 44 percent survive for at least four years. So for those who have already gone down the entrepreneurial road or are just thinking about it, Neil Anderson, president of The Courage Group, a services firm for entrepreneurs, offers these tips for avoiding the start up graveyard. (more…)