The pandemic has sparked a startup frenzy and encouraged the expansion of businesses. Entrepreneurs are likely to feel anxiety as venture initiators, struggling with unpredictability and being individually responsible and liable for any decisions taken, in addition to the pandemic’s pressures. During National Suicide Prevention Month, Dan Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of management, and Mark Packard, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, in the College of Business, explore mental health guiding principles for investors and business leaders. Entrepreneurship, he claims, is a mindset of discovery and creativity in which failure is a choice. Everything becomes a learning opportunity when you become an entrepreneur. Giving up is not and can never be a part of that thinking.
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