Nothing is harder than being an entrepreneur: self-sacrifice, countless hours, true diligence and undying commitment. I interviewed the following accomplished entrepreneurs, who excel at what they do and have been handpicked by the media as ones to watch. Here, they reflect on their past mistakes and share some of their insights with their B2B counterparts when it comes to e-commerce, IT, funding, delegation, sales and scaling too fast.
We all like small firms. All of us -- people, voters, consumers -- whatever the hat you wear. Take any government program that supports the industry. Most of the time, they are designed to help small and medium-sized companies, not large multinationals. There's nothing wrong with lending a hand to small firms. One observation, though: economies dominated by small firms are often sluggish.