Today's Entrepreneur is Raed Malhas, Co-Founder & CEO, MiNeeds Inc. MiNeeds.com is the fast-growing online service that instantly matches local professionals who bid on needs posted by local consumers.
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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.
My favorite startups:
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Nothing we ever pursue at our company, MiNeeds, and succeed at comes easy. Each pursuit is always full of challenges. That’s what makes it so intriguing and rewarding. You’re often kept on your toes, you’re always learning, and forever growing. But when you do nail a pursuit, all the effort put in it feels well worth it.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
They try to do too much at once, they lose focus on what matters most to make their business successful.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Most important lesson I’ve learned is: Less is more. Meaning: focus, focus focus, do one heck of a job at the few things that matter most to make the business successful, and don’t worry about all the other things that you *could* be doing.
Second is: Perseverance. Everything will be challenging, stay at it, until you nail it no matter how long it takes. Remember Edison, we won’t have “light” if it wasn’t to his perseverance.
Third: Hire the best team you can attract, and do everything you can to retain and inspire them. If you’re going to build an incredible company, you need brilliant people with you.