“But they meant well,” isn’t a credential

I was speaking to a colleague recently with an all too common conundrum. Once you share the news you’re looking to start your own business, suddenly everyone has advice for you. Whether they’re qualified to advise you or not.

For the record, having an opinion is not the same as having expertise. 

It may be hard to decide who to listen too.  You don’t want to upset those you care about nor do you want to waste your time and resources following poor advice. What do you do?

Tell them how much you appreciate their support and move along. Yes, it can be that simple.

That’s all for now. 

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