There used to be an old adage, “The customer is always right.” This slogan was widely used by some of America’s top retail executives, including Harry Gordon Selfridge, John Wanamaker, and Marshall Field. As an entrepreneur, you might be so focused on your idea that you forget the customer and their needs. Whether you work as a sales associate or you’re an entrepreneur, you ultimately have one boss: the customer.

Some people go into entrepreneurship with the idea that they won’t have to deal with a cranky, uptight boss anymore. The belief that entrepreneurship is free of accountability is misguided…

planning entrepreneur
planning entrepreneur

Ideally, you will decide how you want to exit your company before it even opens for business. This is because having an idea of what the end game is for your business will help to inform the decisions that you make during its growth process. Let’s take a closer look at why long-term planning is key to the success of your company.

Do You Plan on Selling the Business at Some Point?

It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to start a business with the idea of selling it for millions of dollars at some point in the future. If you do plan on selling the business, it may make sense to…

Alexander Guizzetti is the founder of venture capital firm 9d Ventures and a natural entrepreneur. His success depends on spotting the most promising businesses in their respective industries, and this has given him significant insight into when and why certain businesses succeed or fail. He weighs in on 2021, and whether it’s the right time for motivated professionals to get a foothold in the market.

The Landscape Is Open

There have been a lot of businesses that have either failed in 2020 or gone through significant restructuring. It’s leaving a lot of gaps to fill in the market and not…

Alexander Guizzetti is a serial entrepreneur and the president of 9d Ventures , a privately-held venture capital company. Guizzetti is currently working on bringing a new venture to life . Called DirectMessage.me, it will be a social media platform that connects fans with celebrities and influencers. He hopes to launch the new company later this year.

Born in Michigan and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee, Guizzetti earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a dual major in business management and real estate & economics. He was already planning his first business while he was in school…

Not everyone has the conviction, guts, and perseverance to act on a first instinct and follow through until it’s successful. A highly competitive market that stretches far and wide (thanks to eCommerce) makes it hard to come up with new ideas that don’t already exist and compete with the industry behemoths. Entrepreneurs have a special spark that allows them to create something new and the drive needed to guide their growth to success. When it comes to acting on instinct and creating solutions for gaps in the market, Alexander Guizzetti is one of the best. …

Alexander Guizzetti

Alexander Guizzetti is the president of Scottsdale, Arizona-based 9d Ventures, founded in 2020, a privately held venture capital and private equity company.

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