Learning from Entrepreneurs Who Have “Been There”

One way to test the waters of entrepreneurship is to talk with people who have started a business. Where better to get advice, technical help or a real-life perspective than from entrepreneurs who have lived through the startup process?

Social media provides plenty of opportunities to find entrepreneurial types who enjoy helping others. This week, I hosted an online interview about my book, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40. The interview was for Yabbly, an “Ask Me Anything” site where readers can find interviewees of interest and ask them questions about, well, anything.

While interview hosts come from all walks of life, a large percentage of them are entrepreneurs, career changers or others connected to business. The interviews aren’t in real time but readers who ask questions usually get answers from the hosts within a few hours.

Here are five Yabbly interviews that readers of this blog might find especially interesting:

I started my nursing career at age 46

I had my startup exit & was never more scared for my life

I help people land their dream jobs

From entrepreneurship professor to inventor of consumer product now on Kickstarter

I’ve helped 10 bootstrapped technology businesses sell or raise capital

Other “Yabblers” include the cofounder of the Xbox and a top executive with Bing. They’re are on the site because they’re willing to share what they know. Why not ask them a few questions?

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About Lynne Strang

I'm a writer who blogs about 40-and-older business owners. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, vegetable gardening and exercise (especially cycling).
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12 Responses to Learning from Entrepreneurs Who Have “Been There”

  1. y. prior says:

    I will have to check out the links later – but really like this post! well said – 🙂

    • Lynne Strang says:

      Thanks. When I was writing the book, one thing I learned is that many established entrepreneurs want to “give back” and help others become successful. Online communities like Yabbly can provide a way for them to do that.

  2. michubjohn says:

    Reblogged this on DREAM IT NOW!!! and commented:
    you GOT TO read this!!

  3. emizner says:

    This is so true! Reason I love being an Entrepreneur is we are a small community and for the most part are there to help each other out and pick you up when you’re down! Thanks for the great Blog!
    -Eric

  4. barbara j says:

    Great info, thanks for sharing but the folks I’ve reached out to act as though it’s a TRADE secret to give any free advice away…
    Just don’t understand.

  5. Re blogged it; thanks for sharing

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