Here is every new entrepreneur’s chance to avoid some of the most frequent startup mistakes. Read this list of 25 things that entrepreneurs wish they would have known before the age of 25.
If you were to go back and do it all over again, what would you do differently?
Would you have planned better?
Would you have spent your money more wisely?
Would you have drunk more coffee?
Most entrepreneurs wish that they would have known more before they started their businesses. A few minor tweaks before launching a business can define a business’s success or determine its absolute failure.
New entrepreneurs, pay attention. Check out the 25 things entrepreneurs wish they would have known at age 25, before starting their businesses.
- I wish I would have…saved more money
- I wish I would have…researched more about entrepreneurship
- I wish I would have…realized how important a partner or co-founder is
- I wish I would have…thickened my skin, and fast
- I wish I would have…known that whacky is good
- I wish I would have…known to focus on changing the game, not competing
- I wish I would have…been more patient with my business
- I wish I would have…not second guessed myself
- I wish I would have…known that friends don’t always make the best partners and employees
- I wish I would have…explored more capital-raising options
- I wish I would have…known that test runs are critical
- I wish I would have…marketed my business by assuring clients “I can help you with your problem”
- I wish I would have…gone to a mentor when I was frustrated or needed advice
- I wish I would have…been warned that some people will let you down
- I wish I would have…learned the importance of a work-life balance
- I wish I would have…known the real secret to entrepreneurship: coffee
- I wish I would have…kept up to date with technology and software
- I wish I would have…built a stronger brand from the start
- I wish I would have…read more
- I wish I would have…known that being shy is a waste of time
- I wish I would have…focused more on what the people want, not what I want
- I wish I would have…known that life isn’t fair
- I wish I would have…networked my butt off
- I wish I would have…continued to take classes and attend seminars
- I wish I would have…known what I was getting myself into
What do you wish you would have known when you were 25?