ArticleAlways Take Money off the Table

Always Take Money off the Table

Startups are an excellent way to make money — for everyone else.

We all love hearing the story about that super-successful Founder who made a billion dollars growing their startup. Those legends fuel the myth that we "rank and file" Founders must also be swimming in our Scrooge McDuck vaults of cash.

Yet, I speak to thousands of Founders and if there's one common thread when it comes to money — it's that most of them are beyond broke!

So how is it that we can spend so much time building a wealth engine that doesn't actually provide any wealth for us? Where is all that money going anyway?

"Back of the Line, Pal!"

The problem starts with us. When we launch our startup, we're wildly resource-constrained, so we start off by sacrificing our own ...

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