Yes, I’ve never worked in an ad, design or marketing agency before starting my own. That meant I lacked experience when I launched my own 3 years ago.
For over 3 years now, I’ve been a freelancer. The first 2 years were pretty rough. Life felt like a roller coaster. But I’m quite satisfied with my third year. Business is starting to build up and things are looking a bit more structured.
Since starting, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. Some small and some much bigger.
So, if I had to start over, what would I do differently? If was able to travel back in time and mentor myself, what would I tell that guy?
For this blog post, I wanted to try the interview format. For this one, I asked the founders of Direct Coffee, a Swiss ethical coffee startup, a couple of questions. I met Michael at the Kleinhafen coworking space where he sometimes works.
He and his wife, Marie, bootstrapped their company.