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Note from Barrett: Today’s post is a guest post from Pat Flynn of Pat is one of the most well known names in independent, online business. In today’s post, Pat shares a full behind the scenes look at the process that led him to build his most successful software project to date, Smart Podcast Player. Here’s Pat …

The odds are stacked against you. It’s true. I’m often amazed at how many people decide to try to build small businesses online, despite the odds. Maybe it’s naivete. Maybe it’s egotism. Maybe it’s bravery. Probably it’s a combination of all three. I think you need all three to succeed as an entrepreneur.

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