5 tips for when your business is your career

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Careers in entrepreneurship are often more intense and all-consuming than those in the corporate world, but they are also built on some fundamental principles.

Here are five core pieces of advice for people whose own business is their career.

1. Take the long view. Careers last longer than we think (often 45 years or more), and even in the urgent world of running your own business, it is critical to take a long-term perspective. Careers fall into three major stages, each lasting about 15 years.…