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ArticleWhat We "Lose" When We Sell Our Startup

What We "Lose" When We Sell Our Startup

When we sell our startup, it's not the simple financial transactions we all think it is. While we zero in the wealth event and the "freedom," we rarely take stock of the significant cost that comes with it.

Our startups aren't just about an income stream — it's not just a job. It's a part of us, something we created from scratch and worked tirelessly to bring into this world (I'm really trying to avoid a child-birthing analogy, out of respect to any woman who's delivered an actual child!).

When we think about selling, we need to think about all of the things that are going to be taken away, not just the dollars and freedoms that will be added. We often find that our startups provide a much deeper reward than what just having a job implies ...


 
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