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The Single Most Critical Skill For Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Dec 12, 2018

They say, if you don’t ask the answer is always no. Praava Health Founder, Managing Director, and CEO, Sylvana Quader Sinha(Cue: Read our interview with Sylvana here), explains why the ability to ask for help regardless of the nature of the response, be acceptance or rejection, is at the core of entrepreneurial success.

Sylvana Quader Sinha

"Nobody can build a company all by yourself. Ultimately, building a company is a very lonely journey, and in some ways as a founder, ultimately you are alone and it can be hard to communicate with others about what you go through as a founder. But you can’t do it alone. It takes a village to build anything.

You have to use every resource available to you, whether it’s emotional support, or strategic or technical advice or an introduction or otherwise. Don’t shy away from reaching out to people.

I’m relentless in following up with people who offer introductions or help. And I think you have to be if you want to build a business. Because this is something that requires so much more of everything you need than what you can imagine. And many people genuinely want to help someone who is doing something worthwhile. If you reach out to people, most of them would like to support."

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