A distinguished theme at our 4th Annual AppFolio Buyer Convention was success. The next is an edited excerpt from Successfully Navigating the Downturn by Donald Todrin from Entrepreneur Press. Profitable established businesses replace their business plan annually to assessment accomplishments (or lack thereof) and decide on new targets or directions.
You need someone who can speak that language, or educate you the way, particularly if you happen to plan to partner or collaborate with other businesses. The reality of most successful businesses ventures could not be farther from the reality – if you want to make it, you’re going to want money.
Overcoming your fears and getting started is noble, but the true exams of a fearless entrepreneur can be fixed, from initiating a conversation at a networking mixer, asking for the sale on a serious deal, severing ties with a partner who’s causing harm to the enterprise, and perhaps the most frightening of all conditions – watching a business fail (it happened to Henry Ford twice before he designed his famous meeting line!) One who can fail miserably and not be scared to dust themselves off and take a look at again and again until they are successful is … Read More