As I have learned already, running a small business is not always peaches and cream. I expected that my small crafting business would be simple and uncomplicated. I know now that there is so much more involved than I had ever imagined. If only Small Biz Bee’s article 7 Signs You’re Not Ready For Business Ownership had been published back then.
I had to laugh when I saw Matt’s number five sign:
5. The thought of 16 hour days make you cringe
As we said above, starting and running a business is an inordinate amount of work. The myth is that business owners have a lot more free time than the “wage slaves”, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. You will work longer, harder, and more intensely than you ever have working for someone else.
You can’t quite grasp how true this statement is until you have run your own business. You’re truly mistaken if you think you’ll be able to kick back and run your business at a leisurely pace. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, give Matt’s list a scan first to make sure you are really ready.