After a nearly 40-year decline in the number of new businesses opening across the country, entrepreneurship is finally experiencing a resurgence in popularity. More than half a million new businesses sprang up in 2014, representing a growth rate of 0.31 percent.
As a new founder myself, I can attest to the fact that starting a new business is no easy feat. Movies and TV shows like “The Social Network” and “Betas” glamorize startup life, but there’s a major learning curve — no matter how prepared you may be.
Between developing the concept for our app and securing funding, I learned several valuable lessons that any new business owner can apply to make that learning curve feel a little less steep.
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