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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

30fold is about increase, abundance, and exponential growth personally, professionally, and financially. We mentor and assist new business owners and entrepreneurs ensuring they have the resources needed to achieve higher levels of success.

Website: http://www.30fold.com
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Member since October 10, 2008
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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I have a burning desire to help people.

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

One great frustration in the world of entrepreneurship is understanding and working with it's natural cycles. In agriculture, we understand and can easily predict the cycles, and no one drops seed today and expects harvest tomorrow. But we routinely do this as entrepreneurs. Cycles are unpredictable. We have no almanac to tell us the best day to plant, if the season is rainy or dry. But at least if we understand there are cycles there as in planting a crop, we can begin to read the seasons.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

The biggest mistake I see entrepreneurs make is to depend on their new venture to feed them as it grows. That's like having a child and expecting it to be the breadwinner day one. We must nurture and feed out new offspring, and grow it into something strong before we begin to lean on it. There are plenty of opportunities that do not require huge start-up capital. But they all have start-up investment of time and effort. If you need an immediate support system, adopt a thirty year old. Warning. The adoption fee will be hefty.

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

Patience, patience, patience

Full bio

Rick invested 30 career years in technology while working in various aspects of the automotive Industry. He is an avid student of the Bible, and of human nature and behavior.

In entrepreneeurial endevors Rick and a business partner founded a local busiess networking organization that, at it's peak, had 20 chapters and nearly 300 members. He has a leadership role in his local Chamber of Commerce, and is well known in business networking circles throughout the greater Phoenix area.

Today Rick's promary focus is helping new and small business owners connect to the resources they need to be succesful. Moving through the complex world of legal compliance, marketing strategies, funding projects, and creating and maintaining positive cash flow, it's vital to have the right players, accountants, attorneys, and consultants available to advise—without breaking the bank.

Rick's passion is in helping others achieve their highest potential and reach their goals.

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