Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian had to deal with several tragedies during the time he was just launching his now legendary website. He had to overcome those obstacles while focusing on what he wanted to do: launch a start-up. His advice is the first one here, a post about making it in business.
Get a support group
Ohanian’s parents were there for him all those moments in 2005 when he was launching Reddit while coming to terms with the fact that his girlfriend was in a coma, their family dog died, and Ohanian’s mother was struggling with terminal brain cancer. Cancer claimed her in 2008. But she was one-half of that support group that got their son through the worst of times.
Not everyone has to deal with such heavy burdens, but the important thing is to have a support group to help you through the most difficult times. You can also choose a mentor who will guide and impart their wisdom to you.
Hire an attorney
Businesses have to deal with the law too. You may think it’s something you can handle on your own, but there are many legal aspects you don’t know unless you’re a lawyer yourself. So hire a Denver business attorney to protect your business from the legal problems that it might run into and to handle all the processes that have to do with the law, Miller & Steiert, P.C. advised.
It’s normal these days to start out alone, but eventually, you’ll need people. Get a business partner or hire your first employee. You can focus on building the business as your assistant takes care of smaller but equally important things.
The point is you can’t go through the process of building a start-up entirely alone. You need people to help you make the business worthwhile. Learn from the lessons of other business founders and carry on with your work, but share it with someone who can help you grow. After all, even celebrating success would be lonely if you have nobody to share the champagne with.