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Advice from Babson Entrepreneur Chris Jacobs ’10

Although the Summer Venture Program (SVP) recently ended, there’s lots to reminiscence about from the past ten weeks. One of the most memorable parts of the program is the speakers that come in during “lunch and learn” sessions. This year the SVP participants had 20 lunch and learn sessions and discussions with leading entrepreneurs, investor and company advisers.

Earlier in the program, Chris Jacobs ’10, founder of Honest Discounts and SVP alum from 2010, shared his experience and tips with the 2015 cohort.

Chris Jacobs '10, Founder of Honest Discounts

Chris Jacobs ’10, Founder of Honest Discounts

Here are some of the highlights.

  • Patience is important.
  • Time goes by quickly, so to make the most of it, focus on five or six goals that you want to accomplish, and do it.
  • Sometimes the little things are not going to matter. There are always things to do, always think about moving onto the next thing.
  • Do not succumb to pressure. As an entrepreneur there may be lots at stake.
  • Do what is right for you and your company.

For more information on the Summer Venture Program, visit the SVP website. Check back for more posts on our 2015 SVP lunch and learn sessions!