Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Avoid These 9 Common Mistakes | Inc.com: Launching a new business can be daunting. Growing a business is even harder. The early decisions you make as a founder set the trajectory for your company, either in the right or wrong direction. It's critical that you make smart decisions early on to mitigate your risk and increase your likelihood of success as an entrepreneur.
The list below is not just a compilation--these are some (OK, all) of the mistakes I made as a first-time founder and had to learn the hard way.