When you're starting out as an entrepreneur, there's often no mentors, no words of advice that you can grip on to, or an exact roadmap to follow. You often find yourself knee-deep in the Google search bar, looking for any answers that you can find to connect the dots as an early-stage founder. Social capital is just as significant as financial capital. In fact, it's a necessary ingredient that is overlooked or underestimated.
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." — Wilma Rudolph
Our first advice is to surround yourself with people who believe in your mission. There is a significant power in collective energy, and these are the individuals that will be your biggest champions as you pursue your dreams. Entrepreneurship is often more about creating social value, more so than financial reward, so it is imper