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Jan 26, 2015

Feature-image110You know Robert Herjavec from ABC's Shark Tank and CBC's Dragons' Den. He's the author of Driven: How to Succeed in Business and in Life and The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding.

In a CBC interview Herjavec shared 10 rules for entrepreneurs. In this episode of RED Podcast, we discuss five of them...

What You'll Learn:

  • The high cost of cutting corners
  • When it's most important that you believe in yourself (and your business)
  • What to do when you find the business you've started isn't for you...
  • This "bridges the gap" from where you are to where you want to be
  • The dirty little secret of the music industry (and most industries)
  • Why you shouldn't talk to your mother (or your barber) about your new business
  • A big advantage of launching your business on Kickstarter (and it's not the money)
  • The dangers of believing your own press
  • Using Amazon.com as a research tool
  • A business lesson from McDonald's
  • The way to compete with big businesses (even if you don't have big money)
  • How to test new products before you jump in
  • Are your "customer" lying to you? A lot of times...
  • Why people lie.
  • The problem with peer-led groups like Toastmasters (which can make participating pointless)
  • A reason to think ahead...
  • How to make it so people can't catch up with you (or your business)
  • Why Prince gave up on Warner Brothers

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