16 startup founders share their best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
Courtesy of Ben Anderson
- Business advice from entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs comes in handy.
- We asked 16 entrepreneurs to share some words of wisdom, based on lessons they've learned and mistakes they've made along the way.
- That wisdom includes: Let other people help you, know your customer, and make decisions with data.
Every business will face some unique challenges as it grows. But there are certain roadblocks in startup life that are common among entrepreneurs.
So it helps to get advice from those who have been in your shoes.
To that end, we asked 16 founders and CEOs to share their best business advice for other entrepreneurs (or aspiring entrepreneurs). Here's the wisdom they want to pass on, based on lessons they've learned the hard way.
Jacquelyn Ward and Ana Maes: 'Test, test, test'
Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis: 'Develop your story'
Naa-Sakle Akuete: 'Never turn down free assistance'
Alexander Esposito and James Mirras: 'Don't get in your own way'
Kelly Peeler: 'Keep your end user top of mind'
Ben Anderson: 'Surround yourself with a group of people with diverse viewpoints and experiences'
Rus Yusupov: 'Bring something to life'
Jen Rubio: 'Don't be discouraged when things don't go according to plan'
Alexi Nazem: 'Take a step back every once in a while'
Ilir Sela: 'Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you'
Bouchra Ezzahraoui and Sophie Kahn: 'Just do it' and 'be transparent'
Neil Grimmer: 'Make your business personal'
Amy Chasan: 'Build an incredible team'
Evgeny Milyutin: 'Invest time in your customer'
Emma Straub: 'Focus on what you do best'
Jack Kramer: 'Know, don't think"
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