#84: Tactical Tuesday: Failure as a Rite of Passage for Entrepreneurs


Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast helps answer the personal question haunting many entrepreneurs. And that is – when is the best time to launch a business?


Episode Highlights:

  • Jason explains there is no reason not to start your business today. Skip the excuses!

  • Every single entrepreneur has failed at some part of their business. Be prepared to learn from your failures. 

  • Jason listens to podcaster Reed Hoffman, the Co-Founder of Linkedin who says, “Fail faster.” 

  • It costs nothing to start a business, including building a website, which you can do for $30-$40. 

  • Jason recommends getting on Facebook to share your business launch plan and test the market for your idea. 

  • If you need a prototype, you can pay somebody with a 3D printer to create one. 

  • Jason states the most expensive part of starting a business is time consumption.

  • Stop making excuses and prioritize your time to start your business – take action!

  • Jason invites listeners who want to launch a business or test an idea to join the Healthcare Entrepreneur Facebook Group (link below). 


3 Key Points:

  1. There is no better time to start your business than right now. 

  2. The fears that prevent people from starting their business include: failure, losing money and being embarrassed.  

  3. The faster you fail, the quicker your trip to success. 


Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The absolute best time to start a business is right now. The only better time than right now would have been yesterday, or last week, or last month, or last year.” – Jason A. Duprat

  • “Many people who have a business idea come up with a million different excuses of why they can’t start this week, today or now because they are afraid.” – Jason A. Duprat

  • “Failure is actually a rite of passage for being a successful entrepreneur.” – Jason A. Duprat


Resources Mentioned:

#HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #HealthcareBoss #healthcare #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #startup #failurelessons #businessplan #businessidea