Are You Cut from Entrepreneurial Cloth?
I just love this list of 10 surprising assertions from entrepreneurs, published recently as a column on Forbes.com. Even though the columnist warned me that a statement or two might come as a surprise, I still managed a couple of mental “no way”s and “really?”s as I made my way through it.
Of particular note were some against-the-grain assertions, including that business comes before family for entrepreneurs, you should fire your worst customers and a good business model is far more important than having passion for your pursuit. A bit extreme, perhaps, but there might be a fair amount of truth in these statements.
Our industry has a notable entrepreneurial spirit, so I thought I’d put this list to our readers for a test. Do you think this top 10 hits the mark, or is it a bit too extreme? If I forced you to make a choice (or, say, vote in the poll below), what would you say is the most accurate assertion about window and door entrepreneurs? Send an email or post a comment to share your thoughts.
Survey Results as of 04/30/2013 :
If I had to pick just one, I would say window and door entrepreneurs are MOST successful if they are:
Focused on customers
Willing to take risks
Willing to make difficult decisions