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What do you do when you passionately believe in what you’re doing and have been seeing strong customer validation, but people around you constantly diss it? How do you persevere without a support system?

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This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to build a circle if trust with other entrepreneurs—or potentially even move to a “startup hub” region where more people are doing startups.

Is there an entrepreneur-focused co-working space near you that you can join?

Likewise, consider attending high quality entrepreneur meetups (like the Hacker News meetups in London)—or even applying to a reputable startup accelerator.

This is What do you do when you passionately believe in what you’re doing and have been seeing strong customer validation, but people around you constantly diss it? How do you persevere without a support system? by Simon Willison, posted on 23rd October 2013.

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