“What are useful tips and resources for someone with an idea or startup?”
First, ask yourself:
Bottom line: You never lose. You either win (& learn) or lose & learn.
S. Brian Ouellette, Founder of Pro Athlete Direct
Avoid waiting to take action, rather frame it as "always, take imperfect action."
When we wait for the right time to take action, we (often unknowingly) are behaving as a perfectionist rather than focusing on results. When being a perfectionist creeps in, we kill innovation. Innovation is the key to entrepreneurship. Innovation is the result of free, open thinking. This is the fuel that drives entrepreneurs.
S. Brian Ouellette, Founder, Pro Athlete Direct
Before acting on an enticing offer for a product or service, seek additional information, including "counter" reviews of the product. And before deciding to buy something, read the fine print and make sure you're crystal clear about terms of the purchase, suggests Brian Ouellette, CEO of Pro Athlete Direct and a former money manager.