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The Most Valuable Lesson Learned in Business, According to 8 Female Founders No one starts out as an expert. These entrepreneurs look back on their own learning curves.

By Entrepreneur Staff

This story appears in the October 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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We asked eight of the entrepreneurs featured on our 100 Powerful Women list: What did you know the least about when you first started your business, and how did you get up to speed?

"I'm naturally introverted. It's hard to walk into a room of strangers, let alone a room of potential investors. For me, it was learning that the best way to build a network is by offering value first -- asking how you can serve someone else before asking them for help in return. Gradually, I learned how to become more extroverted and started creating spaces for others to network based on this ethos." -- Lisa Wang; Former Olympic gymnast; founder and CEO, SheWorx, a global platform and event series that has helped more than 20,000 female entrepreneurs succeed

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