What are some things you learn as you start a company?

Starting a business is like going through puberty. There are going to be a lot of changes and growing pains. But it’s also a great time to figure out what you really want. And if you keep a clear head, you’ll know what it takes to get there. Here are five lessons that you'll learn in your journey.


It takes time to build a successful company


You can’t expect that it will take a few months of putting your ideas together and then boom, you have your business up and running. Building a successful company takes time. It requires persistence and focus.

The amount of money and effort you need to put in is far greater than you imagined


You didn't think you'd be working so hard. But you end up spending more hours and money than ever on your startup, with no end in sight. It's Ok to be overwhelmed and scared. That's a normal part of starting a company.

Money is hard to come by


Money is tight in the beginning and there will be many moments when you feel like you don’t have enough to pay for your rent and important resources. But, if you are persistent and focused, it’s just a matter of time before you get the cash flowing.

You need a great team and good mentors


You can't do everything alone. You need great co-founders, advisors, and team members who can help guide you through the process. They'll be your allies and your cheerleaders.

Failure is just a part of the journey


You will fail. And if you stay focused and persistent, you will succeed.