Mike’s Mailbag: A Cautionary Tale About Entrepreneurship

Gooooood Morning,

Happy (almost) Canada Day Weekend!

Over the past year, I have learned a few things about entrepreneurship, relationships, and life in general from running my own business. I decided to write about it and chronicle some of my biggest lessons learned…

Driven by a thirst for entrepreneurship, I left my corporate job on my own accord last year to launch a coffee company and simultaneously build out a fast casual restaurant concept for the downtown business professional. This eye opening experience exposed me to a whole new arena of business fundamentals and principles in action.

It is very difficult as an entrepreneur, especially a solopreneur, to process ideas in a formalized manner and reflect because time is never on your side and you’re constantly putting out fires. Ultimately, I launched one business and advanced the larger of the two concepts to the 1-yard line but decided to take a knee.

I want to share some overarching lessons learned from dipping my toes in the waters of entrepreneurship. None of my reflections are specific to an industry, nor do I consider myself an expert on entrepreneurship. I’m merely a guy that left my corporate career as I knew it to captain my own ship as an entrepreneur.

This is what I learned…

Full Article Here via LinkedIn: A Cautionary Tale: What Few Tell You About Entrepreneurship

Go Canada,

Mike

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2 thoughts on “Mike’s Mailbag: A Cautionary Tale About Entrepreneurship

  1. Mike – this is great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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    From: mwilkes
    Reply-To: mwilkes
    Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:08 AM
    To: Andrew Alkenbrack
    Subject: [New post] Mike’s Mailbag: A Cautionary Tale About Entrepreneurship

    mwilkesy posted: “Gooooood Morning, Happy (almost) Canada Day Weekend! Over the past year, I have learned a few things about entrepreneurship, relationships, and life in general from running my own business. I decided to write about it and chronicle some of my biggest le”

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  2. Well written Mike. Good for you to be so honest. Some good lessons learned that are worth passing on. I sent to Glenn who had to back out of a partnership this past year- painful experience on many levels. I really enjoy your mailbag. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Look forward to next weeks. Carol Dobson

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