The Entrepreneur Agony Aunt Blog

Keeping it real, making it happen and telling the startup founder's story like it is. Because there are no mistakes that someone else hasn't already made.

Tales from serial tech entrepreneur Vicky Brock's experiences in founding, growing, building teams, raising money, getting to product market fit and failing fabulously!

May 31, 2019

Work smarter not harder, learn fast not perfectly, don't wait for permission and when you fail - as you will - fail fabulously. Advice to my 22 year old self, after a career as a CEO and entrepreneur

One of the most inspiring podcast conversations I've had, transcribed in full. Entrepreneur Pheona Matovu shares the story of how she and husband bounced back from a paperwork error that left them unable to work in the UK to found Radiant and Brighter to provide em...

July 11, 2018

I want to challenge the assumption that an acquisition or exit is always good, and the ultimate success outcome that entrepreneurs and their teams should aspire to. Let's be more honest with ourselves and each other on the reality of what most exits look like, beca...

December 29, 2017

The best founders I meet continually listen, learn and act. And though we do all still fall into making the same mistakes others have made (because they don't make sense until you've lived them) I really do have hope that the inspiration to execution loop reall...

December 6, 2017

My new Entrepreneur Agony Aunt podcast to support startups, CEOs and founders through the personal and professional challenges of growing their business is now live - on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and more Each week I’ll be joined by a high profile, expert gue...

November 22, 2017

One of the most common questions I get asked by first time pre-start founders is "How?" Here are my tips on how to start, what to focus on and the tactics that make your time and money go further

November 6, 2017

It's OK to not be OK. Despite your peers' amazing PR - the reality is always tougher than it seems. These fears are shared by most entrepreneurs at some point in startup life - let's start talking more openly about it

October 15, 2017

When you tell a founder to stop taking it so personally it is not just annoying, it's also dangerous. The walls come up and the entrepreneur stops listening. You're blame shifting. And it depletes their precious supply of emotional resilience.

October 2, 2017

I've been called both wise and a pioneer in the space of 24 hours. I think that translates as old and been around the block a few times, and not necessarily in the right direction. Some mistakes just have to be lived to be learned. But other mistakes were down to g...

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