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  • Scott Mercer

    The Mistake: A common thread throughout the early days of Volta was [the struggle to find] that balance of self-reliance versus asking for help. We...

  • Kimberly Baker

    The Mistake: The mistake I made involved who to seek professional guidance from. Early in my career I was working for AT&T. As a young woman in...

  • PROMOTED

    BeneSys Inc. names new chief executive officer

    Wolyniec brings 25 years of experience with Xerox and Mercer, growing businesses and leveraging technology, and will now focus on building an already strong market position,... Read More


  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

  • Jeff Tangney

    The Mistake: The mistake I made at my last company was thinking that an IPO was really this endpoint, this light at the end of a tunnel. The reality...

  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • Matt Tillman

    The Mistake:  The mistake I really don’t want to repeat is hiring the wrong type of person for a particular job — people who aren’t a fit for what...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....

  • Matthew Youngblood

    The Mistake: I’ve done a lot of work in the spirits and adult alcoholic beverages industry throughout my career. And in the early days of my career,...