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Today's entrepreneur: Adam Ayers

No. 1 mistake: They forget to focus on the customer

Innovation series by Meliza Solan Surdi
February 4, 2011
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/16ab

Entrepreneurs often choose the path of innovation, without realizing the kind of lifestyle that comes with it.  

They will often live unstable lives.
But as they courageously take risks, they'll make several mistakes which become valuable lessons for the rest of us. They have their ups and downs.
But at the end of the day, these creative daredevils are the ones who are changing the world.

Within our community you will find talented innovators.
We've just created new profiles for our Vator members to share their story.
So if you are a first-time, serial, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.
Today's Entrepreneur is Adam Ayers, co-founder of Arkayne.
According to Adam's VEQ (Vator Entrepreneur assessment test), he's a thought leader that's good at networking and sales execution.

I Am: An Entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:

Arkayne

Name startups you worked for:

Arkayne

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I was born this way.

List your favorite startups:

AirBnB, MailChimp, HootSuite, Facebook

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

All the odds are stacked up against you, but you must continuously overcome the hurdles and break past the heart ache to breathe success.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They forget to focus on the customer.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Choose your partners wisely!
Make sure your customers actually like your product, if they don't, fix it!
Build a team and partner with other companies, you can't do this by yourself!


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