In this blog, Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Services Division II and Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center, Maura Mitchell, highlights the importance of gaining industry knowledge and experience prior to launching a business.
Learning new skills takes time, and it’s often not possible without making a few mistakes along the way. There is nothing wrong with that, but as a new business owner, the cost of those mistakes will fall directly on you. When you work for someone else, you have the opportunity to learn and gain experience while avoiding the direct cost of any mistake.
Read the full blog here.