8 GIFs to Help You Survive Your First Year as a Small Business Owner

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more. Email: meredith@fundera.com.
Meredith Wood

Your first year in business can be a scary time for even the most prepared small business owner. Funding, promoting, and sustaining your small business are all challenging while your business is still young—you might have heard the statistic that one in four small businesses fail within their first year.

Power through your first year with a few of our favorite GIFs, which we’ve handpicked to keep you charging ahead.

1. We see you powering through uncertainty—cited as one of the biggest challenges small business owners face—and we salute you.

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2. We know cash flow and client retention can get scary …

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3. But remember: You’re the boss.

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4. Keep advocating for your business, even when self-promotion feels hard.

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5. Be the voice of inspiration your employees need.

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6. The road ahead may be bumpy …

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7. And your confidence might sometimes feel like a front …

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8. But hang in there. You’ve got this, boss.

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Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more. Email: meredith@fundera.com.
Meredith Wood

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