Top 6 Lessons Learned Since Deciding to Become an Entreprenuer 6 Years Ago

On January 1, 2004 I officially made the leap from Cubicle Land (that’s not actually my old desk in the picture) in corporate America and started my own company. These last six years have been pretty typical of someone who sets out on their own – full of highs and lows, challenges and rewards. Every day is unique. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


Like a lot of us, I tend to use this time of year to reflect and look forward to the challenges that are awaiting me in the New Year.

Looking back, I figure I’ve worked an average of 50 hours per week for all 312 weeks over those six years. It’s probably more, but let’s go with 50. That means I’ve invested more than 15,000 hours into being an entrepreneur (I’ve also spent time working on side projects and additional ventures).

According to Malcom Gladwell, I should be an expert in entrepreneurship by now. I’m definitely not. Far from it. But I have learned countless important lessons that influence the decisions I make on a day-to-day basis. In fact the learning that takes place every day is one of my favorite parts of being an entrepreneur and is why I get out of bed each morning.

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Brand5 Turns Four

Happy Birthday Brand5!Brand5 celebrated its fourth birthday on January 1. Hooray!

Year four was a major success for the Brand5 team. We continue to grow at a steady rate (more than 60 percent for the most recent year). Our clients remain fantastic, and we get to work on new and exciting projects all the time.

Here are just some of the websites we launched in 2007:

We are really looking forward to year number 5. Not only because 5 is our favorite number, but because we are already working on some great projects that should be launching in the first half of 2008. From websites to software to applications for social networking sites, we have a lot of work ahead of us.

Thanks again to all of our great clients and strategic partners. We love working with you and look forward to more of the same in 2008.