Lizzi Ackerman, Co-Founder and CMO, Birch Benders, a line of all-natural, pancake and waffle mixes.
"Know your strengths, and hire and outsource your weaknesses. Tempting as it may be as an entrepreneur, you can’t do it all and you shouldn’t do it all. I think it’s really important to know what you’re best at, focus on that, and be honest with yourself and others about your shortcomings. Hire people that are better than you, and your business will thrive."
"Mentorship has been everything to me, and I think having good mentors is one of the most important parts of being an entrepreneur and running a successful business. One of the most influential mentors in my life built his business from the ground up, and understands the day-to-day difficulties we face. There are so many situations where we almost made a choice that would have set us back a few years, and my mentor came in just in the nick of time to steer us the right direction. It’s wonderful to have advisors you can count on who have been there, done that, and can help guide you along the way."
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