Dana Blankenhorn:

The secret to being a successful entrepreneur is learning how to handle NO.

Entrepreneurs bring ideas to businesses and people. They sell these ideas, as businesses. They take a lot of meetings. And most of the time, maybe over 99% of the time, the answer at the end of the day is No.

“You have to turn it into an opportunity,” my friend said. You do that by finding someone else — a money source, another business — who will either run with your idea, finance your idea, or buy it outright.

And you keep moving.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on May 4, 2005 in Ideas.


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