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Dharmesh Shah: Eleven Harsh Realities of Being an Entrepreneur

Great article by Dharmesh Shah, OnStartups.com called “The 11 Harsh Realities Of Being an Entrepreneur”. Here is the bullet point list, but it is definitely worth reading the entire article:

1. Your First Iteration of an Idea Will Be Wrong
2. Your Friends and Family Won’t Understand What You Do
3. You Will Make Less Than Normal Wages For A While
4. Everything Takes Twice As Long…If It Even Happens
5. Titles Mean Nothing. You Will Be a Janitor
6. There Is No Silver Bullet
7. Customers Will Frustrate You
8. You Can’t Do It All Yourself
9. There Is No Such Thing As An Overnight Success
10. Building A Team Is Hard
11. There Are Forces Outside Your Control

Any other harsh points on your list?



About Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs do the same for the past 20 years. He has authored book and audio series including How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press), featuring 45 leading company founders who've created $63 billion in value from scratch, and How They Did It Nightingale-Conant audio program . His startup, Online Access, the first Internet-coverage magazine, landed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. His newest endeavors are RedFlash, a strategy execution team, and The Association of Interim Executives, which champions interim management as its own global specialty. You can also find Robert on Google+ and Twitter. View all posts by Robert Jordan

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