There is no substitute for experience

There is no substitute for experience!

So, what do you do if you have a great idea and have no experience?

Bygrave and Zacharakis (2014) advise that if you lack experience in a specific area, “create a team with diverse skills and experience” (p. 235) who can act as your advisors. Surround yourself with people you trust.

Here is a challenge:
Take a personal inventory of your skills and abilities. Do not just look at what you are good at, but what you enjoy doing. Then look at your network and see who you trust who is great at skill you lack.

Can you find an apprenticeship or shadowing opportunity that will help you gain these skills?

Can you identify the people who can fill your team?

Bygrave, W. D., & Zacharakis, A. (2014). Entrepreneurship (3rd ed.). New Jersey, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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