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What’s the best & worst part of being a business owner?

rob allen

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Business owners-what is your best and worst part of being self-employed?
 

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I’ll take a stab here..

worst part: realizing how much you don’t know and how much youve got to do to make it all work

best part: seeing it all work.
 
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At first the freedom that comes from being your own boss.

Then the realization of just how much work owning a business really is and how little freedom you actually have.
 

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Getting paid for what I love to do is the best part (especially making the equipment work faster/better than stock).

Working when injured is the worst part, but as an O/O I signed up for that so I need to quit whining.
 
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Best part? Freedom. I can pick my days off. Let's me prioritize more important things in their proper place. Not enslaved to a schedule or an agenda. Having some employees can add to the freedom. I went through cancer treatment most of last year at 32 yrs old. Took many days and even almost 2 months off for radiation in another city. But my business continued to pay my bills and we did just fine. If I worked for someone else it could have sunk my family financially.

Worst, can be stressfull if you let it. Worry about liability, employees, accounts, ECT is no big deal for some, but a life changer for others. Takes time to build a successful business, but once you do the benefits outweigh the negatives.