Throughout our startup journey, I have been constantly reminded of how lucky I am to have the friends and well-wishers I do. Here’s what my friends helped me with so far:
- Got excited with me when I took the plunge.
- Reviewed my business plan. Some were critical but only in a constructive way.
- Told me about their experiences (in startups and otherwise). Invaluable!
- Provided help and guidance through a myriad of things a startup has to go through.
- Encouraged me.
Know who your friends are (this is more difficult than it may seem). Cherish them. Be there for them. It will make you feel a little less guilty when (not if) they go out of their way to help you.