#4: Running lean ... financially

John Dodson 3 weeks
One thing that you probably hear about entrepreneurs is that they have to cut back spending a ton, where some even end up sleeping under their desks and eat instant ramen everyday. There is definite truth in having to save up so your fledgling company can survive its earliest days.

We are no different, but being an older founder with a family does not make a lot of sense to cut back so drastically. Feeding a child ramen day in and day out would likely be considered neglect and frowned upon. However, the reality of a tight runway is no different in my case.

With the ongoing holiday season, and with the pandemic environment, we decided to keep expenses to a minimum and opted to not buy a Christmas tree and keep presents to a minimum. I had a last minute idea for a gift for my son, so I went out to search to see if any stock was left anywhere. After a number of stops, I came home with a free tree and a steeply discounted gift. We have certainly been blessed.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Holidays for whatever else you may celebrate!

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

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