Tom Szaky

A Quote by Tom Szaky on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and business

I've always learned on-the-job, in real time. A problem comes up; I research it, and try to solve it. You can't study to be an entrepreneur; you have to develop those skills day in day out.

All entrepreneurial experiences are related, whether you're selling worm poop to Wal-Mart or a grade tracking application to the public elementary school system. In the end, it's all very similar.

Tom Szaky

Source: Learn From Experience Tom Szaky: http://www.terracycle.net/media/06-01-25_nj_entrepreneur/06-01-25_nj_entrepreneur.htm

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Tom Szaky on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business, and decisions

Entrepreneurs don't really make mistakes, though. We just make decisions that seem right at the time, but which sometimes turn out to have been the wrong path to take. For example, we allowed a buyer to place a huge opening order and later had to take some product back. We didn't have our sell-through programs in place, so in hindsight, it would have been wiser to sell in less product at the outset. The scary thing is you are always making decisions without knowing the future. Should we invest in more machinery, or stay with more labor? Should we build a large inventory, or try to fill re-orders as they come in? In making these decisions, you're really betting on one outcome or another, as opposed to making mistaken decisions.

Tom Szaky

Source: Learn From Experience Tom Szaky: http://www.terracycle.net/media/06-01-25_nj_entrepreneur/06-01-25_nj_entrepreneur.htm

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Tom Szaky on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business, and success

If you are at all successful in your business, be prepared to never have another good day or bad day at work. There will be so many things -- good and bad -- happening on any given day that you will be on a roller coaster of highs and lows. If that excites you, then go for it.

Tom Szaky

Source: Learn From Experience Tom Szaky: http://www.terracycle.net/media/06-01-25_nj_entrepreneur/06-01-25_nj_entrepreneur.htm

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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