Too Young To Be an Entrepreneur? Not.

In case you’ve got the entrepreneurial bug, but think that you’re too young, too inexperienced, etc. to succeed on your own, I suggest that you read a terrific essay by New York-based user interface designer Whitney Hess.  She looks back on her first year leaving a steady job and entering business on her own.  An excerpt is below.

Less than four years out of college, some people might have said that I lacked the experience necessary to be a successful business person, that I still needed to work within a larger team in order to continue my growth as a practitioner, to have direct supervision and built-in resources, that I’m just too “junior” and wet behind the ears. In fact, they did say it. I still have detractors. Some of them tell it to my face, and others hide behind pseudonyms and anonymity. What I don’t think they realize is that they give me even greater confidence to trust my instincts.

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  1. Whitney Hess Says:

    Mark, thanks so much for linking to my blog post. It just kind of poured out of me, and if it can inspire other people to follow their hearts, all the better. Hope all is well with you! When’s your next trip to NYC?

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