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Most technologies that drive entrepreneurship usually come from hobbies .. so with that, here's my list of opportunities / technologies driving entrepreneurship: 3D printers. Sure today they look like toys, but they already have industrial strength ones that are used to create metal objects, an...

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There's only one answer to this question and it might sound pretentious: experience. As you go along, you might find some of your experiences remind you of certain stuff other entrepreneurs have said but you will very often find yourself going your own way even if they advise against it. You may...

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Be honest with her. Tell her your concerns now, and ask that she give you the same courtesy. The unique skills that you each bring to the table and the passion you both have is what can make the business successful - but only if you can communicate. If you aren't willing to commit 100% right n...

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If I were 18 again, I'd tell myself, "Don't waste time chasing women you aren't going to marry." Ha. That was probably the single biggest waste of my time, creativity, and money. But to get more serious, I wouldn't focus too much on finding your true passion. You will probably have multiple true...

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Everything you do (in life and as an entrepreneur) should start with an underlying passion. If you aren't pursuing the things you're most passionate about, you're doing it wrong (or just for the wrong reasons). IMHO. So in that regard, I'd highly recommend reading Simon Sinek's "Start With Why"....

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Take half the money and start a business, it will likely fail. You will also learn a great deal. Take the other half of what you would have spent on university and start your next business. You will have a better outcome. I spent 10 years after getting my BBA degree un-learning what I was tau...

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You avoid it. How? By having a clear plan and having decided ahead of time what's important. Many entrepreneurs, especially those without a lot of experience at it, confuse hyper-activity with progress. Don't do that. Drive your own activities, gauge each thing you do against it's impact on makin...

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Biggest is probably the product-market fit. Is your product or service helping (enough) people solve a problem or fulfill a need? This is the biggest question a startup is trying to answer. You have to answer this question within a "finite time" and with "limited resources". So it really comes...

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If you're bootstrapping, pay yourself less and re-invest in the company. If you've raised money, then pay yourself average salary as you aren't subsidizing and getting more stock (for the $$) as an investor would - so once you raised, then it's a shared risk - don't make the financial subsidy a ...

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[Background: I started my first business at 12, 3x founder by time I was 22. Named by White House as one of the top US entrepreneurs under 30.] Young entrepreneurs can succeed, just like older ones can. Younger founders have certain pluses that older ones don't, and vice versa. One group is not...

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