Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, what did you do the hard way that would have been easy - or at least easier - if you had done something different? How can we learn from your experience?
I’m particularly interested in experiences about:
That is a very good question - I have so many examples I do not even know where to start. I think the root cause of all of them is poor decision making. Test your assumptions, think critically (avoid "magical thinking") and get as many opinions as you can. Be very careful of those that are telling you what you want to hear, and hold dear the ones that tell you what you need to hear.
This is an easy one. Before I spent thousands of $$$ on a website & iPhone app, I should have found product market fit & read startup owner's manual.