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Positive feedback regarding your product/service, but not enough critical mass to sustain/grow the business.
Underestimating the complexity, difficulty, cost, execution of the task at hand.
Whatever you estimated start up costs are, no matter how precise, you should have a "worst case scenario" buffer of cash. As costs will always become more than you forecasts.
Start with a singular product at first and focus on its successful execution. Starting with a larger product line spreads precious capital thin and has the potential for wasted working capital on inventory that won't move.
Make sure to do as much due diligence as possible on potential partners, vendors, suppliers, contractor/consultant, employees, etc. Just because someone is nice and you get along with them, doesn't mean they won't look to take advantage of your vulnerabilities if the opportunity presents itself.
Jesse attended Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he studied for his MBA in Global Management, with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Additionally he has his bachelors from Arizona State University in International Business and Industrial Design. Jesse's experience includes roles in finance, business development, marketing and operations management, sales, training and consulting in the IT consulting, hospitality, luxury goods, alternative energy, healthcare and retail industries.
In his off time he enjoys active sports such as muay thai, soccer, surfing, scuba diving and snow boarding. Moreover he enjoys traveling, learning new languages and immersing himself in foreign cultures. He hopes to someday found a micro/seed stage investment organization to give opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs both domestically and in emerging/frontier markets.