Start-up Secrets: Tips from America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs

Dominick Santise
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Be Prepared

"Educate yourself on whatever you're going into. If you don't know what you're doing, people will take advantage of you. Exercise your right to negotiate, especially as a woman; don't be afraid to walk away from an opportunity that you don't think is right for you; and be realistic about your budget. Figure out how much you need to save and then try to keep yourself on a strict budget."

-- Kyle Smitley, Barley & Birch