Albert Voaden — Financial Analyst

Where did the idea for CayGoods come from?

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

How do you bring ideas to life?

What’s one trend that excites you?

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

What advice would you give your younger self?

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

What is your favorite quote?

Key Learnings:

  • Once you have found a business idea worthy of your time, you can’t let the unexpected roadblocks defeat you. If you’re not willing to stick with working on your vision, endlessly to the point of punishment, then best to keep your day job.
  • Do your homework before you start. Make sure you know your competitive advantage, and you have the resources to see your project come to fruition.
  • While some say never give up, this is not always good advice. The sooner you discover your idea’s not working, the quicker you can transition to something that might. In 1898, Henry Ford designed and built his own self-propelled vehicle, leading to the founding of the Detroit Automobile Company. Sadly, the company would fail miserably, bankrupting Henry Ford. However, shortly after he moved on to create the legendary Ford Company.

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Albert Voaden is a Chartered Financial Analyst and currently works at the Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development, helping guide small business owners.

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Albert Voaden

Albert Voaden

Albert Voaden is a Chartered Financial Analyst and currently works at the Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development, helping guide small business owners.

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