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42: The Young + Co Origin Story and 4 Mistakes I Made Along the Way



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I started my side hustle in 2018 and in 4 short years, I’ve learned a lot, but also made a lot of mistakes along the way. If you’re an entrepreneur, I bet you can relate! No path to business success is ever straightforward or easy, and mine is no exception. Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey, learn from my lessons or if you’ve made the same mistakes, come laugh with me. Tune in as I share the origin story of Young + Co to hear how I turned a $100/yr side hustle into a multi-six figure business.


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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 05:19 What led me to start a side hustle

  • 08:44 Mistake #1 Offering everything

  • 11:14 Mistake #2 Devaluing my worth

  • 17:30 Mistake #3 Trying to run payroll in the hospital with my newborn

  • 23:10 Mistake #4 Burnout

  • 24:10 The shift that brought me to 25k months

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I’m Sarah Young - a CPA, Virtual CFO, and the Owner of Young + Co! I have over a decade of experience in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses and build wealth at the 6- and 7-figure levels, and I started the Profit + Prosper podcast to help you do the same. Profit + Prosper is a business finance podcast created to help entrepreneurs build their wealth in a way that’s fun and empowering. This is NOT a boring numbers podcast - I will share tactical tips to increase your profit so you can truly prosper in your business and in life. I hope you’ll subscribe so we can Profit + Prosper together!


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