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Fargo businessman Mike Marcil spoke to students, business people and other interested listeners Friday morning at Minnesota State Community and Technical College about his successes and failures in business. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

A tip for entrepreneurs: Don't be afraid to fail

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Fargo businessman Mike Marcil is currently the CEO of an investment company that has expanded its assets from $2 million to $100 million in the past three years.


By any standard, that would be a success -- but as Marcil told a room full of students, business people and other interested listeners Friday at Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Detroit Lakes, "I really don't get up in the morning feeling like I'm very successful."

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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