Take your time and don't compare yourself and what you're doing to anyone else. Owning a business is a process with a lot to teach you if you let it. If you plan to be in it for the long haul, you have to respect and honor that process, whatever that may look like for you.
I'm super proud that in less than one year of starting Mikey's Miracle Foundation, Inc. we were able to secure our 501(c)(3) status in less than three weeks. There are many established non-profits who not achieved this status so it is quite the honor to be a start-up organization making tremendous strides.