At GoForth, we know that many entrepreneurs take a few tries to find a small business idea that sticks – nearly half of all small businesses opened in Canada each year don’t make it to their fifth birthday.
However, that doesn’t mean that failure is necessarily a bad thing. Failure in some form is experienced by all entrepreneurs at some point. It may be a fairly minor setback, or it may be a more major situation.
In 2016, Facebook COO and Leanin.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg gave a commencement speech at the University of California at Berkeley. She spoke of perseverance in life, and we thought that several of her sentiments could easily apply to small business, too. Enjoy these words of wisdom!