17 Things Only Entrepreneurs Understand

Figure out how to collect money owed to you in a pleasant way

Collecting money owed is a major fear of most people. After all, we’re taught that talking about money in public is the height of impoliteness.

However, if you don’t figure out a way to collect cash that you’re owed, you’ll quickly have to figure out another business plan. Good entrepreneurs have a strategy figured out of how to graciously ask for their money before it becomes a problem.

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Keeping organized is key

Many people find checklists work for them as a way to keep track of every task. Even if you’re not sure if it’s necessary, add every potential task to the list, then ask questions later. Chances are, you’ll be glad that you remembered it even if it ends up not being necessary. Figure out how to sync your to do list between your phone and your computer, so you’re never without it.

Plus, crossing things off a list is so satisfying!

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A product that starts out unpopular will always remain unpopular

Chances are, if customers don’t like your product, there’s no amount of promotion that you can do to convince them to buy it. Shopping is pretty intuitive. If a customer sees your product and decides not to buy it, there’s usually a pretty good reason.

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If you find your product isn’t succeeding, get it off the shelves and think up a new idea. Remember: fail upwards!

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