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The 7 Stages of Starting a Business, as Illustrated by GIFs

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith is Editor-in-Chief at Fundera. Specializing in financial advice for small business owners, Meredith is a current and past contributor to Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, SCORE, AllBusiness and more.
Meredith Wood

Whether you’re selling baby shoes or B2B software, small batch chocolate or salsa lessons, some stages of starting a business are just plain universal. What stage are you in?

1. The Flash of Inspiration

Got this one here.

 

2. The Ultra-Motivated Planning Stage

Got this one here

 

3. The Funding Scramble

Got this one here.

 

4. The Pre-Launch Struggle

Got this one here.

 

5. The Week Where You Become a Shameless Self-Promoter on Social Media

Got this one here.

 

6. The Completely Overwhelming First Day of Business

Got this one here.

 

7. The First Sale

Got this one here.

 

Well done, Business Owner! You did it!

Got this one here.

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith is Editor-in-Chief at Fundera. Specializing in financial advice for small business owners, Meredith is a current and past contributor to Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, SCORE, AllBusiness and more.
Meredith Wood

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