Hi, I’m disillusioned. I’m just going to be really up front and say that I don’t know why anyone willing starts a business. The process of getting a new company off of the ground is trash. You have to be out of your mind.
It’s been 8 months since I left my job to run my creative studio, Pretty Thing, full-time. The experience has been sobering. It has been humbling. But, also, it’s been incredibly surreal and awesome.
I’ve never had a baby but I can only imagine that starting a business is like giving birth. Although there’s no way to fully prepare yourself for the trauma, the more you know ahead of time, the better off you’ll be.
Here are a few things I wish I’d known before becoming a entrepreneur.