When you’re starting up a business, there are a lot of people who want to be somewhat involved in the process and during this time pretty much anyone you speak to will be eager to dish out some advice. Even people you’ve only just met have an opinion on how you should do certain things, their own ideas about what you should do in the future and sometimes even how they can contribute.
Most of the time, this free advice-giving tool is warmly welcomed and highly useful, but sometimes it attracts the wrong people and the wrong advice. Nevertheless, if you have your head screwed on tight you’ll be able to turn really bad advice into good advice just by flipping it in reverse.
During our time as a start-up, which of course we still are, we did learn (and will probably never stop learning) a few valuable things from the bad advice that was dished out to us so willingly. To help you get a head start, we’ve put together a list of the worst advice we ever received so that you can learn from other people’s mistakes.