Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Seven lessons for Canadian Entrepreneurs

My latest column in the Financial Post deals with seven key entrepreneurial lessons I think I've learned in my three years as a Canadian Entrepreneur.

Here they are:
  1. Live with uncertainty
  2. Don't bite off more than you can chew
  3. Stick to what you do best
  4. Leave detailed phone messages
  5. Eat at your desk
  6. Don't be a hermit
  7. Confirm how much time you have
For all the embarrassing details, see the original story here.

The article ended with a request for other entrepreneurs to contribute their own hard-knocks business lessons. If you'd like to share your favourite learning, leave a comment below or send me an e-mail. (Let me know if it's okay to use your name in crediting sources.)

It'll be interesting to see which generates the better response: a national newspaper or a 100-visitor a day blog.


Anonymous said...

My personal favourite lesson is people love to give you advice.

And if you'd like Rick feel free to use my name.

Anonymous said...

My advice is to spend a bit of money and time(I know it's hard at the start) to purchase and learn to use the right tools. I thought I was being smartly frugal using Excel to track all my expenses. I swore when I ended up having to type a year's worth of expenses in Simply Accounting.