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Horror Stories

scary hazards that haunt founders & entrepreneurs

We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but the following treacherous tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true, experienced and suffered through by fellow founders and entrepreneurs.

Their stories demonstrate the dangers and challenges that can impact start-ups and SMEs, and what future entrepreneurs can learn from these all-too-real nightmares.

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EU Trademark Swindle

This is a horror story with a happy ending. It’s a story about dubious marketing practices and fully fledged scams.…

WARNING

These Horror Stories are recollections of real events and we’ll try to be as objective as possible in narrating them. At the same time, any judgment or opinion you will find in these articles, including the implications deriving from the use of words like scam, scheme, fraud and similar, represents our views on the topic and should be interpreted as such.

In other words, we want to help other founders and entrepreneurs avoid falling for these traps but, at the same time, we don’t want to be sued. So decide for yourself…

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