Survival is not just a reality tv show. When you’re an entrepreneur, survival is just plain reality. And if you’re a new entrepreneur, the only rule of the survival game is making it through your first year.
This blog post is a short, to the point, no fluff, guide to surviving your first year in business, where the only objective is to make it to year 2. And not surprisingly, it’s also great advice for getting to year 3 too.
With the author’s permission (which I didn’t get), I would like to add another point:
6. Create a Success Team. Survival is hard. It’s near impossible when you go it alone. You need to surround yourself with people who have your back, will tell you when you’re screwing up, and who will give you a pat on the back for even small successes. It’s your “brain to pick, ear to listen, and push in the right direction”. This isn’t a new thought. I’ve written (well actually it’s a video) about this before here.