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G.R.A.P.E. presents: "Are you ready to be your own boss?
4/18/13 11:30 am AST
Stonewater Country Club
7177 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence presents: GREG SMITH Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Black Lake Studio & Press Congratulations: it’s your first day as an entrepreneur. The good news is that you’re your own boss! Yeah! Go you! You showed them! (Whoever your “them” is, because we all have a “them.”) Now the bad news: you are your own boss. Think about that for a moment. You. Are. Your. Own. Boss. Nobody is going to overrule your stupid decisions, save you from your mistakes, cover for your shortcomings, or backstop your budget. You are the leader. Not a leader, the leader. You need to be ready, because your leadership is the line between liquidity and liquidation for your new venture. There is no business idea so good that bad leadership can’t cause it to crater in epic failure. Success requires you to do more than develop your product and brand. It requires you to develop yourself.