What is it like to Start a Company?

Lessons learned in the 1st 100 days of launching a new company...

In the first 100  days of starting IN10T, I have learned more than at any other point in my 20+ year career.  Throughout daily conversations with customers and industry leaders, there are common themes related to building a business.   I admire other thought leaders who share their ups and downs along the way, so I plan to follow that example.  

We have no idea what our company will look like in the future, so sharing our lessons regarding what’s working and where we need to improve, allows us time to receive feedback and reflect on where we are today.  Here are some lessons from the first 100 days.  

Starting a business is hard

I have heard this a thousand times but living it is a whole new phenomenon; especially when bootstrapping the businesses.  There is a big difference between working at a startup and running a business with direct P/L responsibility. Over the last 20 years, I have worked in and around different startups. The experience was invaluable, and it helped to prepare for this step, but receiving a paycheck and having to create value is not the same.  

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