Somewhere on the hot, hard road from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md., a thought struck me. Running a successful entrepreneurial business is like competing in an endurance cycling race. I was behind the wheel of a support vehicle for Team Bob McEnaney in this year’s nonstop Race Across America and hours into the 3,000-mile journey, so forgive the analogy.
But it’s true. Both athlete and entrepreneur face the same challenges: Sudden headwinds, deadlines, heavy competition and any number of mishaps can send a cyclist careering off the road to success.