The pros of being an entrepreneur are numerous: being your own boss, setting your own schedule, having full creative agency…the independence is exhilarating.
The less glamorous side is not flaunted as often, but it is just as present in the lives of entrepreneurs. Building anything from the ground up, and especially building your own company from the ground up, is difficult. It requires a lot of grit, care, self-discipline, willingness to make mistakes – at your own cost – to learn from them. It takes a lot, to say the least.
We recently recorded a podcast episode with Tanya Zhang, co-founder of Nimble Made, an Asian American clothing brand than makes actually slim dress shirts for men. In this episode, we discussed her journey from a cushy, corporate job at Ernst & Young to longer, grueling yet satisfying days working full-time at her own e-commerce start-up. You can listen to the episode (#13) on our website, or any of your preferred platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more.
Here are some highlights of our conversation.
Co-founders of Nimble Made, Tanya Zhang and Wesley Kang