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Ep. 9 | The Startup Series Pt. 2

the real cost of starting a business

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the startup series part 2

I started my business over a decade ago and have learned a lot along the way!

The Cost of Starting a Business

My business has NOT always looked like it does now… and I’m excited to share what it looked like at the beginning! Through my Start Up Series I’m sharing about the journey of getting to where I am now. In this episode I’m talking about the actual cost, both financially and the cost of my time to start this business!

By sharing the behind-the-scenes of starting my business, I hope this gives others the courage to start their own business and pursue their passion.

The only loan I ever received to start this business, was $1,000 from my parents who believed in me from the start! There were so many people who thought I was crazy but they knew I had a passion for this.

Time was my biggest cost

I didn’t have a huge financial cost, but I spent SO much time during college building my business and sacrificing typical college experiences to put that hustle into this business.

But there still was a financial cost, so whether you’re starting a photography business or a screen printing business- think about all the equipment you would need to start the business. Some types of businesses require a more upfront cost than others!

 

Over the last decade, I’ve faced some big hurdles, had doubters and have had seasons of thinking that I’m crazy for pursuing this dream! I’m so thankful that I didn’t let those things get in the way.

 

I hope that my journey of getting started will encourage you if you’re in the first few years of starting ANY BUSINESS!

In this podcast episode, you’ll hear about what I would’ve done differently, what I think is needed to start a healthy business and the REAL cost of starting a business!

 

If you missed the first part of this series, you can listen to that below!

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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