My mother told me, “Never hang around with people who make you feel bad about yourself.” This has proven to be prophetic in my business life as well. Naysayers usually come around whenever an entrepreneur has to take risks. Ironically, it is precisely those moments of risk that makes you an entrepreneur. “Should I buy that pallet of purses for $1500?” “Should I hire the kid next door to do my shipping after school?” And the really big question: “Should I quit my job to sell online full time?” (The negative Noras will come out of the woodwork on that one!) I don’t suggest you throw your family’s budget under the bus, but you do have to take some risks to grow a business. Listen to your friends, family and mentors… but in the end, the true entrepreneur is a risk taker. Just make sure you measure the amount of risk with which you’re comfortable. Then go for it!