Editor’s Note:  The inspiring piece was written by Kenneth Chan, Hong Kong-based serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Gates2Asia.com, a service designed to help overseas SME to buy items directly from Asia suppliers at low cost.

“What do you wish you knew before starting your first business??”

That’s a question I have been asked quite a lot and through my various life stages, I have to admit that the answer has evolved and matured.

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