The 10 Most Satisfying Moments for Entrepreneurs

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.
Meredith Wood

Life as an entrepreneur is an incredible thing. The normal ups and downs of business are felt on an entirely different level. The bad times aren’t just bad — they’re terrible. The good times aren’t just good — they’re amazing.

Entrepreneurship comes with its fair share of challenges, but the best part of owning your own business are the “wins.” Here are 10 of the most satisfying moments entrepreneurs will have throughout the course of their career.

 

1. When you say goodbye to your day job, and become a full-time entrepreneur

Got this one here.

 

2. When your watch your business plan start coming to life

Got this one here.

 

3. The first time you get to say “my company”

Got this one here.

 

4. Your first sale

Got this one here.

 

5. Your first customer referral

Got this one here.

 

6. Or, really anytime a customer raves about your business

Got this one here.

 

7. When you hire your first employee

Got this one here.

 

8. When you can finally start paying yourself a salary

Got this one here

 

9. When you realize you’re contributing to something much bigger than yourself

Got this one here.

 

10. And that for the rest of your life, you get to be your own boss, working at your dream job every single day

Got this one here and hero image here

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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.
Meredith Wood

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