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Business Tip 
Go Slow to Go Fast

"A snail rides a skateboard, illustrating the article's message to take things slowly in order to achieve your goals."

In business, it's tempting to want fast results and push hard for quick results. However, going too fast too soon can backfire. Trying to scale up quickly without the proper foundations in place often leads to mistakes, wasted time and resources, and burnout.

Instead, take a measured approach and focus on building a strong foundation first. Invest in developing core competencies, streamlining operations and processes, training employees, and building relationships with customers.

Resist the urge to expand rapidly or take on too much at once. Build steadily and sustainably. By patiently putting the key elements in place, you'll be equipping your business for healthy, lasting growth in the long run. The tortoise mindset beats the hare.

Go slow in the beginning to enable your business to grow faster and farther down the road. With a methodical approach, you can achieve speed and scale on your own terms and timeline.

About Your Startup Sidekick

Hi! I'm Dennis Bingham

My Passion for Helping Entrepreneurs


Starting this website is my way of giving back to the business community, which has supported me throughout my career.


I am passionate about assisting entrepreneurs in navigating the challenging journey of business ownership.


My Mission


The mission of Your Startup Sidekick is to provide practical advice and resources to empower you at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey.


Whether you're just starting or looking to grow your business, I’m here to help.


My Background and Experience


I bring a wealth of finance and operations experience from working with public companies and running a business consulting firm. 


As a mentor with Minneapolis Business Mentors and SCORE Minneapolis, I've worked with over 100 clients across various industries, including services, retail, food services, manufacturing, wholesale, and real estate.


What I Cover


On this website, you'll find a wide range of topics crucial for starting and running your business.


From understanding your finances and leveraging social media to managing your operations and overcoming obstacles, my goal is to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed.


Why Visit Your Startup Sidekick?


When you visit Your Startup Sidekick, you'll receive practical, actionable explanations, examples, and solutions to your business questions. 


Let's embark on this journey together. Let me be your sidekick as you navigate the path to success.

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