Survivify: Work

How to Survivify: When Your Business Fails

So your great idea for the next big thing didn't go as planned. As the old saying goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained. But somehow these are not comforting words. Without the benefit of a crystal ball, we can never know what will happen. But it's really good that you tried, and just think of all you learned about what not to do the next time. Meanwhile, we hope these ideas and goodies will help take away the sting.

Look on the bright side:

  • You're just not an entrepreneur if you don't have a failure or two under your belt.
  • In many places, including Silicon Valley, it's considered a badge of honor to survive a failed company.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in the same boat and share war stories over many, many drinks.
  • Be open to new opportunities that may rise from the ashes of your defunct venture.
  • Don't let this experience rob you of your sense of adventure.
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Words of Wisdom

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. -Lloyd Jones
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison
Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -Samuel Beckett
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. -F. Scott Fitzgerald