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Seconds, Please

When business No. 1 is done and gone, how do you find the creativity to start business No. 2?

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This story appears in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Is there life and after start-up No. 1? If you asked me that question last year, I probably would have said "No way." In the fall of 1999, after nearly five years of running my first company, Cybergrrl Inc., I decided it was time to move on to those proverbial greener pastures.

To say I had mixed feelings about leaving my start-up would be like saying a monsoon is a slight shower. My thoughts and emotions were in chaos. I felt guilty about leaving behind the company that was built on my blood, sweat, tears and increasingly gray hair. I felt irresponsible. I felt angry. I was terrified. I felt utterly drained.

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