Many people, including my parents, told me not to start a company. I was told it wouldn’t be stable, it would be too stressful, and it would leave me burnt out before the end of the first year. And I listened to everyone. I made sure to truly understand their concerns, and when I launched my social venture, I was able to plan for failure. By being aware of the failures that entrepreneurs commonly face, I was able to prepare a strong foundation that would prevent as many of those failures as possible.
Contributors: Shireen Jaffer from Edvo