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Starting a business is tough. Starting it without a strong support network in place? Even harder.
It’s natural to feel that friends and family are supposed to be our biggest supporters – the ones believing in us when nobody else will. That they should back us up on whatever we set our minds and hearts to, because they love and care for us. Unfortunately, with any major life change, this isn’t always the case.
It can be incredibly demoralizing when we reveal our entrepreneurial intentions to those closest to us, and they ultimately shut us down. For many aspiring entrepreneurs, it can cause them to withdrawal from their idea completely, shelving it off into the back of their minds forever.
For your sake and for your family’s sake, do not let that be the case.
This painful hardship can be overcome, and in fact, you may even be able to turn it into an advantage.
Let’s look at what to do when your friends or family do not support your business. [Read more…]