Blog Series: Things Entrepreneur’s Forget (but shouldn’t) – 1


One of the best bits of our work is getting to meet hundreds of entrepreneurs each year. As you’d expect they are inspiring, energising and unique individuals. But… not that unique. It turns out that there are a few commonalities which we see crop up, so we thought we’d capture a few of the recurrent themes. We’re sure you never forget these things, ever… but just in case:


  1. The Power of Praise

People who start their own business usually have pretty high levels of motivation and tend to judge their own success based on the outcomes they can see. They may sometimes be riddled with insecurities and beset with imposter syndrome, but they can be very effective at diverting all of this into hard work and striving for success. With all of this going on, it can be hard for some entrepreneurs to respond to praise (as they may feel they don’t deserve it, or even find it patronising). We could probably write a whole blog about this, but for today, the important thing to remember is that even if your relationship with praise and positive feedback isn’t the best, other people around you may still need it, and respond really well to receiving it. Don’t assume that your team, suppliers or customers know how terrific you think they are. Tell them.


Does this sound like you? Could it be you? If this were true for you what would it make sense to change, test or ask? You can read the rest of this series here:



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