The one single best piece of advice you ever heard?

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  1. Joe Y

    Joe Y UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I am just starting my business, and I love little bits of wisdom. What is the one best bit of advice you ever received?
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: Joe Y Member since: Feb 9, 2018
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  2. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Learn to say no.

    Walk away from anything that you don't feel comfortable with.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Sleep on it. If a deal or an offer is good enough for that day it will be good enough to be looked at fresh the next day.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  4. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Never trust a penguin... it's just a chicken in Drag!
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  5. DontAsk

    DontAsk UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Don't listen to the Internet.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: DontAsk Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  6. Mr Monday

    Mr Monday UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    The well known

    Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: Mr Monday Member since: Apr 14, 2017
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  7. Gecko001

    Gecko001 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    My accountant told me when I started that I should always make sure you have enough capital.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: Gecko001 Member since: Apr 21, 2011
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  8. uXL Web Design

    uXL Web Design UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Fail quickly.

    Correlation does not equal causation.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: uXL Web Design Member since: May 13, 2016
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  9. Mitch3473

    Mitch3473 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    The second mouse gets the cheese.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: Mitch3473 Member since: Aug 25, 2011
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  10. webprojectuk

    webprojectuk UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Give the market place what it wants. The market place does not give a **** about your passions, desires or needs. I was NOT told this but had to learn the hard way. In fact still learning every single day.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2018 By: webprojectuk Member since: Jul 8, 2006
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  11. deniser

    deniser UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Keep your costs as low as possible while starting out.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: deniser Member since: Jun 3, 2008
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  12. SteLacca

    SteLacca UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Life is a bowl of cherries, and I'm allergic to cherries.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: SteLacca Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  13. Prime81

    Prime81 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Don't agree to anything you aren't happy about just to accomodate the client. Those are usually the jobs that go wrong or end up more trouble than they are worth, in my experience anyway.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: Prime81 Member since: Jan 23, 2018
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  14. pentel

    pentel UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Every job is a gift until it gets paid for.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: pentel Member since: Mar 12, 2011
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  15. obscure

    obscure UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Don't spend a £1 to save 40p
    - in other words don't buy something you don't need just because it is on special offer. You didn't save 40p you wasted 60p.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: obscure Member since: Jan 18, 2008
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  16. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I'm no good at Maths, even worse at English as I'm Dyslexic but Dan... that makes no sense...

    If you're spending £1.00 but you're saving 40p, then surely the original price was £1.40... but had 40p knocked off?

    Therefore, you've still wasted £1.00 rather than 60p... but you didn't spend the 40p...

    Haven't you?


    :D :D

    However... if by what you're saying means that you're only spending 60p then you're not spending £1.00 to begin with to save the 40p... then that would mean you've only spent 60p and not a £1.00 as per your post, therefore you have in fact saved 40p for the sake of spending 60p therefore it's not a really big issue as the original post stated "Don't spend £1.00" so you've reneged on the spending the £1.00 by saving 40p which is a bonus as you didn't want to spend a £1.00

    :D :D

    OK... nevermind! :D
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  17. Jessica A.

    Jessica A. UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Keep planting seeds so that when the time of harvest comes, you will harvest many.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: Jessica A. Member since: Feb 28, 2018
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  18. Ancient

    Ancient UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Don't work for yourself, let someone else have the hassle.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: Ancient Member since: May 2, 2018
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  19. OMGVape

    OMGVape UKBF Regular Free Member

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    In my first management roll, my boss told me..

    Do what ever you want, whenever you want, until someone tells you to stop.
    Forgiveness is easier to get than permission.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: OMGVape Member since: Jan 21, 2018
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  20. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Don't waste your life on forums and social media.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2018 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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