How to Crush It in Your Startup’s First Year [Cosmopolitan]

The first year of entrepreneurship is a whirlwind for anyone, but Yang has juggled it all while also finishing her degree (she graduates from Georgetown in May). Below, the 22-year-old shares the hard-earned lessons that have propelled Misfit's growth—and changed her life.

  1. Your network is crucial to your success.
  2. At some point, you'll have no idea what you're doing. Ask for help.
  3. Use encouragement – monetary or otherwise – to power you forward.
  4. Ask for — and accept — free favors from those who believe in your mission.
  5. Working in a shared office space can yield big ideas.
  6. You will face a lot of rejection while trying to find investors.
  7. If you've started a business with a friend, don't neglect the friendship.
  8. If you are passionate enough, the hard work won't feel like work.
  9. Stay confident even when you face sexism.
  10. Remember that your business idea can change the world.

Curated from How to Crush It in Your Startup's First Year [Cosmopolitan]

More Posts Across the Web

How This Entrepreneur Made $100,000 With Facebook in Six Months [Inc] – A case study on how I built a group with 5,000-plus members from putting in an hour a week for six months. So why is this important to you? Why should you set up a Facebook group for your business NOW? Well, let me tell you something… great things don't last forever. What works on social media now might not work a year down the road. Remember Facebook pages? They used to be THE THING for business owners, because they were so effective. Facebook groups are what works NOW, and they bring in customers like clockwork. So what are you waiting for?!

How to grow your startup with no budget [The Next Web] – One of the most important things in marketing is planning and strategizing. Instead of diving directly into media buying and testing various channels, think first of your goals. Who your potential clients are, where they are located, and even which devices they are likely to use when visiting your site or trying your product are important pieces of information you need to have. Understanding who you are selling to and what you are selling does not necessarily require a marketing budget. Here are four things you can do right now to grow your startup without a CMO or budget.

Show More


CBNation helps entrepreneurs and business owners succeed with visibility, resources and connections. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button
We're 20,000+ CBNation Members Strong & GROWINGJOIN FOR FREE
+ +