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Business lessons - the hard way

As a rookie boss, Terence Neo made all kinds of beginner's mistakes and nearly went bust.

Mr Neo said one early mistake he made was spending too much money on renovating the office when he started. He also used to turn down clients with smaller budgets. The company struggled to stay afloat.

IF anyone has experienced the struggles of starting up, it is Mr Terence Neo. The 33-year-old is the design director of eightytwo, a local interior design boutique. While he now has a sizeable portfolio under his belt, his journey to this point has been far from smooth.

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