Twelve Days of Entrepreneurship – Written by Doug Neal

On the first day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
An idea that was really crazy.

On the second day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the third day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Seven VC pitches,
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Eight customers screaming,
Seven VC pitches,
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Nine banking late fees,
Eight customers screaming,
Seven VC pitches,
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Ten all night sessions,
Nine banking late fees,
Eight customers screaming,
Seven VC pitches,
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Eleven board meetings,
Ten all night sessions,
Nine banking late fees,
Eight customers screaming,
Seven VC pitches,
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My startup gave to me
Twelve months of profits,
Eleven board meetings,
Ten all night sessions,
Nine banking late fees,
Eight customers screaming,
Seven VC pitches,
Six product failures,
Five customer visits,
Four months of headaches,
Three lines of credit,
Two friends to help me
And an idea that was really crazy.

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