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  • David J. Rotfleisch

    The Mistake: Marketing is crucial for any business, including accounting and law firms. But as my practice grew in the 2000s, I took my eye off...

  • Dan Khabie

    The Mistake: My mistake was holding on too long. Back in 1999 when the business first started out, one of the things I didn’t realize was happening...

  • Joanne Elek

    The Mistake: Sometimes it’s difficult to recognize that the culture of a workplace no longer aligns with your strengths and values as a professional...

  • Jacob Moshinsky

    The Mistake: Initially when the business was formed, I did form it with some other potential partners. I don’t think they were the greatest friends...

  • Eric Allais

    The Mistake: A couple of years ago, it was becoming apparent to me that one of our departments wasn’t functioning as well as it could have. Some of...

  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

  • Chris Fanning

    The Mistake: Early in my managerial career at the Boston Consulting Group I equated asking for help with weakness, an admission that I really wasn’t...

  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....