These are just a few of the many challenges facing today's high-tech companies. Others include concern over possible legislation that might hinder company growth and how to manage fast growth.
But due to their tenacious nature, many tech entrepreneurs continue to find ways to overcome these obstacles. "Most have eternal optimism, and unbelievable faith and hope," says Alter. "In the end, they believe they'll be successful. After all, that's the reason they're entrepreneurs in the first place."