The infographic below summarizes the dramas, frustrations, and triumphs of running a startup. In a nutshell: start with inspiration, work hard, impress people, work hard, and reap the rewards. And then start all over again. Its a cycle, others succeed along the way whilst others fall but with a story to tell. This is a good representation of starting your own business.

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