Let’s hop on the time machine and go back … back to the beginning of my business ownership journey.

I was 22 when I launched my first creative agency. While most friends around me were interviewing with high-level companies and starting their careers, I was trying to find a solution to the necessity of freedom.

As a single dad at the young age of 22, I desperately needed time freedom. Without it, and I’d suffer in my most important life responsibility: being a dad to my newborn daughter.

Of course, as you probably already know, business ownership is not all rainbows and roses. And while some may call them failures – if you know me, you know I look at obstacles as learning opportunities and the perspective that they give you in retrospect.

Now that I’m in my thirties with over a decade-plus of multiple agency experience and now an eight-figure business owner with Design Pickle, I’d like to think that I could teach my younger self a thing or two.

That’s why in today’s video, I’m sharing the exact steps I would take if I were starting an agency from scratch as a 20-something year old (but this advice is applicable to a new agency owner of ANY age).