Hands-down, the most common mistake first-time entrepreneurs make is in disregarding everything that has ever been done before, and thinking that they are the only person that has ever had “an” idea.
They either do not want to ask for help, do not know where to find it, or they disregard it when they have it.
This is the thing that most often leads to failure, as first-time entrepreneurs will find themselves overwhelmed by issues that they could have avoided with proper research, solid mentorship, and a trusted network of coaches and advisors.
This is also usually one of the easiest ways to tell you are dealing with a first-time (and not a second time or later) entrepreneur.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-common-mistakes-first-time-entrepreneurs-make-4
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-18