AngelBiz commented on the following stories on BizSugar
If you stop and listen to the feedback every customer provides you will never be able to come up with a successful product. Steve Jobs was famous for not listening to customers. He would not have been able to develop breakthrough products had he asked his customers what they wanted. Most of the time they don't know what they want until they see it."
I think #2 is a great concern for many business owners. Every now and then you come across reports where an employee intentionally or not posts something on social media that can damage company's reputation. You have to have guidelines in place and monitor them carefully to avoid getting in this type of situation."
I think #3 Getting the Family support is very important before jumping into any decision. Buying a franchise may be one of the biggest decision of your life. It will require lot of hard work and sacrifices from everyone in the family. If you do not have their support your success will be limited."
Right mentor can make a HUGE difference in the success of your business. If I can add one more suggestion - after you find a mentor make sure you take the initiative to seek his help. Come up with the timetable for meetings, put together the agenda, ask right questions and seek advice. The mentors are usually busy and your job should be to make it easy for them to give you advice."