To an outsider, being an entrepreneur seems like a liberating experience. You can work in your pajamas. You can set your own hours. You can be your own boss. But in reality, running your own business is much harder than it looks.
Sure, freedom is one of the perks of entrepreneurship, but it also comes with challenges such as securing startup funding, maintaining a steady cash flow, and planning ahead in case the project pipeline slows down. It’s also important to recognize that to succeed in business, an entrepreneur can’t focus solely on dollars and cents.
Whether you’re making the entrepreneurship journey alone or with partners, it’s critical to keep one eye on current projects and the other on future opportunities. In this series, veteran entrepreneurs share insights and lessons they have learned along the way.