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8 Surprising Lessons Learned From 8 Successful Startup Owners

Successful startups reveal what they wish they knew before they got started

Wouldn’t you love to ask some successful startup owners the things they wished they knew before they got started?

Well someone has done that for you.

Check out this post called “8 Surprising Startup Lessons – What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know” by Scott Gerber and learn what most startups have no clue they don’t know…


“It takes more than a big idea and a thorough business plan to start a new business. Most entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure what else it takes until they’re well underway, and many are shocked to discover important elements of startup success that they simply hadn’t considered at all.”

“To find out what startups learn they really need but never thought of, we asked eight successful young entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for their input. The results may surprise you as much as it did these startup founders:”

“1. Adaptability”

“During the early days of our startup, we were bringing on people with very specific experiences and skill sets who had previously worked at larger organizations that were more structured and reliable. We soon realized that a better fit for us was to hire employees who were highly adaptable and open to – and able to – constantly change their roles and responsibilities depending on the needs of the business.”

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