It will never work,â€? Rick told Bill after seeing his unique body care product line. “How do you expect to be successful in the shadow of the other companies making similar products?â€? he asked.
Janet gently inquired of her friend, “Jonathan, an electronic device, no bigger than a business card that stores 1000 songs on it — I don’t think so…â€?
I’ve spent the better part of the month interviewing prospective participants —all of them entrepreneurs for a year long business development program that starts soon. These 20 some odd business owners are all vying for one of seven seats in my program because they believe in their product and have a passionate vision much like the two mentioned above.
While listening to the personal, inspired stories of each motivated individual hoping to build their business into healthy and profitable enterprises I was struck by a handful of common themes, which revealed the magnificent spirit of entrepreneurship.
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