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MALIEPAARD RE­GRETS not hav­ing had a men­tor since she started her busi­ness. “It’s im­por­tant to have a per­son that keeps your head up when you stray,” she says. Her ad­vice to as­pir­ing en­trepreneurs is that it’s im­por­tant to raise enough seed cap­i­tal, as the lack of it sig­nif­i­cantly slows the growth of a busi­ness. “Or­ganic growth is great – but it’s not the safest bet, given the pace of tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment and as­so­ci­ated costs.”

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