29 December 2013

Building a Business, or Winning a Contest?

How many "competitions" did Google, Facebook, and Apple compete in, much less win?

Winning is great. But don’t let those opportunities sidetrack you from actually building a great company and validating its value through customer acquisition. Paying customers are the ultimate validation. (source infra)

Entrepreneurship competitions should build your business, not sap energy - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com: "...The real winners are the entrepreneurs who may never get press or raise a lot of money but create successful, sustainable businesses...."

Wise advice.

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