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11 hours ago

Reagan Pollack
The Science of #entrepreneurship can be taught - entity formation, product design, hiring, raising capital, marketing, sales, accounting, etc. 🧪 But the Art of becoming an #entrepreneur must be experienced through trial and much error to be mastered. 🎨 #nostartupleftbehind ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Reagan Pollack
Where do [good] ideas happen? 💡 Frankly speaking, they happen when you least expect them. When you’re actually not trying to make money and start a business is when you end up having some of your most brilliant moments of ingenuity. I call this “The Founder’s Fumble” - a period where your own challenges become the kindling where new ideas are lit. Here’s some questions to spur new ideas: 👇• What’s always blocking me from achieving my goal this job?• How do others accomplish the same thing, and are they right?• What are some alternative ways this might be improved by a factor of 10?• Wouldn’t it be cool if this solution or experience existed?• What if, we could do this cheaper, faster, easier, more effectively, etc.?Can you think of another question you asked yourself? Next time you’re faced with a challenging situation or a really frustrating experience or product, instead of bitching, stop and ask yourself how it could be improved by a factor of 10 and see what your immediate ideas are. Often, The Founder’s Fumble leads to new founders and profits. 👏👏#nostartupleftbehind #startup #founders #business #foundersfumble #startupbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurmindset #marketing #ideation #ideas #designthinking #designinspo ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Reagan Pollack
Partnerships - Think them first. During the course of your entrepreneurial journey, you will meet many people who you wish to either partner with, or raise money from, or have them buy from you. I encourage you to put yourself in the mindset of the person you are about to talk with, and ask yourself how you can help them win first, instead of the all too common - ask, take, and Irish goodbye. In business, I believe in building equitable partnerships. I believe in giving, before I take, in sharing in success together, and thanking people along the way. Think about building relationships that will endure 10, 20, 30 years, not a five-minute pump and information dump. Not all people are motivated by money. A heartfelt thank you goes miles in most people’s book. The opportunity to be part of a worthwhile movement. Or, even the ability to share personal advice as a mentor and be listened to, and have someone demonstrate true gratefulness - these are the building blocks that generate long-term, equitable relationships that matter. Think them first, and I promise you will get further, faster, and build a truly valuable network of friends in the startup process. #networking #businesstips #startups #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurmindset #entrepreneurship #founders #femaleentrepreneur #ceo #cofounder #nostartupleftbehind ... See MoreSee Less
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