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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 201 IDEA: Set Your Ego Aside and Ask for Help

People often ask me to pick one favorite great idea. I guess if I had to pick just one, it would be this: set your ego aside and ask for help. The smartest businesspeople I've met through the years are very good about admitting they don't know everything.

They surround themselves with people who complement their strengths. They acknowledge their weaknesses and focus on doing what they do best.

Entrepreneurs need a strong ego and the confidence to push forward through adversity. But the most successful business owners never let their ego get in the way of achieving their goals.

Admit you don't know everything and reach out for answers. I believe more businesses fail due to a lack of information ...

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