Here's 14 things that have happened to everyone living the #startuplife, and an insight into what it's like to be broke, ambitious and a little bit crazy... (disclaimer: These confessions are to be taken as some tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted relief)
Let's face it, being self employed and running your own business is hard work, building your own startup is even harder, but add being a parent to the equation and any fellow mum will tell you there can be days when you will feel everything is impossible!
When I tell people I set up my business whilst I was pregnant and working full time (with a toddler) I usually get pretty polarised reactions. When I say I wished I had done it on my first maternity leave, reactions get more extreme.
The harsh fiction ban meant that while management could read balance sheets and sales reports, they didn't fare that well when it came to reading people.
No one is amazed that my wife also works around the children. I am in awe of my wife and all that she does at work, home and with the children, and I am privileged that I am around to see it. I am more productive and happier when I can work around my family, and I want to give my staff work that works too.
And there's a lovely incentive to get everyone there on time.
Staff at Silicon Valley firm, Pivotal, start their day at a very specific time, 9:06am. Why 9:06am? Well, founder and chief
As an entrepreneur, investor and starter of many businesses, I have learned a lot of lessons over the years. Not everything
When it was a straight choice between staying in bed with her, and going to the meeting I was being paid a lot of money to
Prepare to be disappointed.