Aspiring entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen. Almost everyone has dreamed of following through on a business idea they’ve been nursing for months or years, especially when Monday mornings roll around. But then reality hits, and they’re reminded of all those grim statistics about how most new small businesses don't last long. Why do they fail? It’s not because they didn’t have thousands of dollars in the bank to invest. Nor is it because they weren’t buddy-buddy with some hotshot VC with lots of connections. It’s because they didn’t test their business ideas before launching -- just because you can start a business in almost anything doesn’t make it logical to do so. Read more
Refugee Turned Entrepreneur
As a refugee who’s worked 40-some jobs in his relatively short but eventful life, Ali Mahlodji, co-founder of whatchado.com, knows first-hand about the power of opening your heart and mind to the possibilities of a career. He shared his amazing life story from refugee to entrepreneur during the recent SuccessConnect Berlin event.
“A lot of young people don’t have any idea of what to do in their future,” said Mahlodji. “It’s so powerful when you have a chance to talk to someone about your experiences. We started this platform to show people if they want to have a job one day, don’t think there’s only one way to get there.” Read more
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