What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur- Explained in GIFs

The ups and downs of entrepreneurship can be easily explained through these 24 GIFs.

Want to know what it’s like to be an entrepreneur? Though it’s not always easy, entrepreneurship is one of the most rewarding endeavors one can engage in. You get to deliver products, services, or solutions that help make other people’s lives better. It can also be challenging and stressful knowing it’s all up to you.

The beginning of a business can be stressful.

Yay! You’ve decided to start a business, though, now what?:

At times, you wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into:

And then you start to think about taxes:

All your worries will disappear though when you see your new supplies were delivered:

And you’ll feel unstoppable after you launch your website:

However nothing feels quite as awesome as your first (non-family) sale:

Work-life balance sounds great, in theory.

But every time you sit down to work, kids be like:

It seems like something always goes wrong when you try manage work and home life at the same time:

So instead you work through the night and try to act normal the next day:

And your spouse’s pep talks, they don’t really help:

Then there’s social media.

You’ll do just about anything for a like, comment, or share.

You’ll think, “This is the best post, everyone is sure to love it!”:

However, it barely got any views:

Oh wait! Someone liked it!

Though it’s nice to be your own boss, it can be tough knowing your business’ success is all on you.

At times you’ll reminisce about working a regular job:

But after you hear about someone’s office drama you’ll think, “Nah, I’m good”:

As a business owner you have to put yourself and your business out there.

When someone enjoys learning about your business you feel great:

But not everyone picks up what you put down, and it leaves you feeling awkward:

Although, one happy customer can make it all worth while:

Especially if they leave a great review:

You’re an entrepreneur. You’ll relentlessly pursue your passions and dreams.

You’re constantly acquiring new skills, knowledge, and trying to keep up with the latest trends:

You hope that after all of your hard work:

It will pay off big in the end:

Until then, the only one that really understands you is another entrepreneur.

So share this with one already.

This article originally appeared on the blog of the Cedar Rapids Marketplace, an online community of entrepreneurs growing their businesses together.