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Forming a Business Support Group

Team up with like-minded people who can give you the push you need to meet--and surpass--your business goals.

This story appears in the December 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Some of my best--and worst--ideas come when I am alone. In the shower or during a long drive, I connect to my own private "Eureka!" At these moments, I feel energized as an entrepreneur, ready to realize any new business venture. However, while solitude may help generate new insights, it is difficult to implement innovative goals in isolation.

Being an entrepreneur is about much more than having ideas; it's knowing how best to build the roads and bridges that will transform your ideas into reality. It necessitates integrating others' advice and experience to discover exceptional ways to navigate the path from dreams to opportunities.

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