Keeping mum about a startup can deflect criticism

10/1/2009 | USA Today

Entrepreneurs whose family and friends are not supportive of their plans should simply stop bringing their business up in conversation, writes Gladys Edmunds. Unless the naysayers have succeeded in the same kind of endeavor, their comments are not going to be helpful, she writes. "Sometimes you don't need to have people talk you out of a situation, or even give you their seal of approval," she writes.

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