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What I've Learned as an Entrepreneur (and Didn't Know as a Corporate Exec)

What I've Learned as an Entrepreneur (and Didn't Know as a Corporate Exec)

1) There are more great business ideas out there than great businesses. The difference is in the people, the execution and the timing. 2) At a big company, you can say you spend your company’s money like it’s your own. You don’t spend it like it’s your own until it’s your own. 3) Enterprise sales always take longer than you think. Finding the decision maker(s) can be tough because many don’t have “decision maker” taped on their shirts. And sometimes the head guy is not the real decision maker, no matter how many times he says he is.[Related: Top 10 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success] A corollary to #3: Enterprises can kill your company. At Merrill Lynch, one of our senior managers loved a

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