Entrepreneurs often love the independence of doing their own thing. But with that freedom comes a lot of loneliness, uncertainty and questions. Often, they find themselves making numerous mistakes, errors that often cost founders time and money. If only there were a guide or a map.
Well, fortunately, the entrepreneurial community can be generous -- and we have a few founders willing to share their secrets. Brittany Hodak, co-founder of entertainment company ZinePak, recently spoke with three entrepreneurs featured in the Empact Showcase, an annual event held this year at the United Nations that celebrates young founders. These founders were also featured in Entrepreneur's "30 Startups to Watch" list this year.
In a roundtable discussion, the group talked about the tips they used when first starting out. Everything from building a minimum viable product to finding a mentor was instrumental in helping these entrepreneurs navigate unfamiliar territory.
Watch this short video to learn how Jesse Lear of V.I.P. Waste Services, Jonathon Nostrant of ivee and Grace Ng of Javelin dealt with the unknowns of beginning entrepreneurship. You may get the advice you didn’t know you needed.