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Isn’t it annoying when you often hear people say ‘I am a little bit of a perfectionist, really’ (usually accompanied by a smug, self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, knowing, conspiratorial smile) as if it’s a declaration of some kind of key to a super-human power that they hold. Every time I hear this I want to comment something like ‘if you tried hard every day you might be ...
Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Mentoring and nurturing people with their ideas can be as important as the first seed capital funding that they receive. Sometimes an angel investor is akin to a good friend to someone as well as their business advisor.
Is it uncertainty or opportunity? Let’s talk about risk and uncertainty. I remember 20 years ago when I was working for Harrison & William in London, my manager unexpectedly resigned one morning and there was lots of talk and worry in the office about what was going to happen, but especially within my team of approximately 10 people.