(CNN)Any seasoned entrepreneur knows that success does not happen overnight. For many, it takes years of effort -- and often failures -- to get a business off the ground.
We asked our readers, the entrepreneurs and startups amongst us, how they handled failure, and what they did to turn their business around.
You replied using the hash tag #CNNStartUpHelp, and from your responses, five main themes stood out:
Perserverance and a positive attitude go a long way
Whatever happens, keep going. "From my experience, having faith in your product is the most important part since a lot of negativity will come along the way," tweeted @axmedjama.
And remember, failure can be one of the best motivators.