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The myth of overnight success

Moving your small business from plan to powerhouse always takes a ton of preparation–even if most people never see it.

Lots of people think Lexion Capital was an overnight success. And in some ways, it was: I was open for business for just one day before I had to close my doors and figure out how to deal with massive demand for our services.

But there’s another side to that story. I formed the idea behind Lexion Capital nearly a decade before the company itself. After working for just a short time on Wall Street, I strongly felt that there should be a better, client-centric standard in finance. As I searched in vain for the ideal firm, the thought of creating one percolated in the back of my mind. Once I decided that Lexion was the answer, it took an entire year of careful planning to get the logistics in place. 

The myth of the overnight success story tells us that great ideas with great timing can spring up into full-fledged, successful businesses, seemingly in the blink of an eye. Don’t fool yourself, no matter what the headlines say. It takes careful planning and strategy to make one’s vision not just marketable and viable as a business, but sustainable. Here’s what that can look like:

…to read this article in full, visit leading US small business resource, Inc.

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