I’d like to share some important tips when starting a small business inspired by the Office Depot Business Solutions Center as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #GearLove.
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I didn’t have much of an interest in becoming a business owner.
I was way too involved in everything sports and I probably invested a little more than I should have in baseball cards – dang, Jose Canseco!
My childhood was focused on the here and now.
I mean, come on, when was the last time you asked a kid what they’re interested in and they replied:
“I’d like to build a business from scratch, write articles for major publications, and ponder the wonders of dollar-cost averaging and compound interest!“
In college I studied finance and afterward thought it’d probably be a good idea to put that knowledge to good use.
Eventually, I started my own financial services firm and ventured into the sea of entrepreneurial opportunities.
Over the years, I learned a lot of lessons I wish I knew when I started my first business. Some of those lessons I learned the hard way, and others I thankfully realized before they sunk my ship.
Here are some of the top lessons I learned. Read them, let them soak in, and don’t learn these the hard way!