The entrepreneur’s perspective on economic uncertainty

Here’s a segment from my roundtable chat with Craig Wortmann (CEO of Sales Engine and business school professor) and Eric Plantenberg (CEO of Freedom Personal Development).

My takeaways from this session:

– There will always be an excuse NOT to start your business. If you ask, people will be glad to give you all the reasons not to launch. Talk to real entrepreneurs though, and they’ll tell you now is the best time ever!

– Economic uncertainty has a way of weeding out those who are unprepared. If you have the right strategy, the right team and the right advisors, you can weather almost any storm. As I sit here and watch this video, I am reminded that these guys on the video have seen economic uncertainty in their businesses before. From the 2008 crash to the dot com crash and more. What allowed them to survive (and thrive), was the fact that they were prepared. They modified their strategy and executed with confidence.

– The best predictor of the future is one’s attitude today. If you’re feeling like the sky is going to fall, chances are, it will. The saying is so true – “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, either way, you’re right!”

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