There’s an old Chinese quote (Lao-tzu) that says, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The modern interpretation could be that “nothing will happen until you get off the couch”. But getting started is only a fraction of the equation and isn’t actually the most difficult part. The real work begins after you take the first step.
Over the years, I have met many people who describe themselves as ‘serial entrepreneurs’. It is a romantic notion and some of these people fit the description well. Many others are just serial ‘business-starters’ who have never been able to move any venture past the start-up phase. They may start a lot of businesses but many, if not all, of their businesses no longer exist. There are two main reasons for this, either they didn’t identify and then solve a market problem better and more efficiently than anyone else or they didn’t execute their proposition well enough.
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Author: Paul Breen is a pioneer of ‘pop up’ retailing in Australasia and the founder of the 185-store seasonal retail chain, Calendar Club. A serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor/mentor, Paul’s view on business is simple – forget the fluff, keep moving forward and focus on solving real market problems at the lowest possible cost.