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Sometimes, entrepreneurship can be a lonely job. Venting to your friends or significant other helps, but when you need more expert advice, where do you turn? Here are a few tips to make sure you’re creating a good support system:

  • Don’t surround yourself with “yes men.” Many leaders like to hire a staff that agrees with everything they say and do, which creates a stale and unimaginative atmosphere.
  • Try reaching out to other entrepreneurs and meet for lunch or coffee to share ideas or just to vent. Seek out some in your industry and some who are not so you can get different perspectives.
  • Find a local organization to join like NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners) or ask your city’s business development office for other suggestions.
  • Look for a small business event in your area to meet new people and make new contacts.
  • If you’re pressed for time, reach out on social media to friends and colleagues for answers to quick questions.

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Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at rieva@smallbizdaily.com, follow her on Google+ and Twitter.com/Rieva, and visit her website, SmallBizDaily.com, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.
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  1. I have already done many things in this article. I belong to a networking group for Jewish Business Development Owners and I think I will join the National Association of Women Business Owners as well.

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