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What I wish someone had told me before quitting my job at Goldman Sachs to start my own business

Here is a letter I would have written to my old self with suggestions about what to think about before quitting my job at Goldman Sachs to start my own business.

Johannesburg, 24 March 2014

My dear old employed York

I understand you are thinking of quitting your job at ________ where you seem frustrated that you are _________ (not making an impact / stuck in a routine / having to deal with corporate politics). In principle it is a great idea and I commend you on playing with the thought of becoming an entrepreneur as – after all – we know that the real contributors to an economy are entrepreneurs and not large multi-nationals (did you know that in South Africa alone, 67% of all people employed work in SMEs with under 50 employees?).

But before you make the leap allow me to suggest – with the benefit of hindsight – some things I would have done differently:

York Zucci is an entrepreneur and health investor in Africa. The mother company can be found at www.hellohealth.ch