Tonight i want to talk about the life of a business owner and why I believe everyone should start a business at some point in their lives.
First, you never really know what you are getting yourself into until you just dive in and get started. There is so much more to it than you could ever imagine, but it is defiantly worth it. When you get started, there is not enough money but not enough employees. No one takes you seriously ( probably because 90% of new businesses fail at some point). And you do a ton of work, more work than you have done in your life, for no money.
You deal with, computers, phones, emails, business cards, office space, social media, website creation, SEO, marketing, advertising, email campaigns, customer service, sales, business development, finance, budgeting, recruiting, accounting, credit card processing, your competition, and then all the details of things that actually help you with your profession. You are constantly juggling a million things everyday.
But, the reason why I feel that it is important for everyone to do is because of the way it makes you think. You don’t stay up all night starring at the ceiling thinking about the millions of details. You stay up all night thinking about your customers, and how you can add more value to their lives. You think about some of your customers who are going through a rough time and try to think of some way to make things better for them. Whats one more thing I could do to make a difference in their lives? Every night these thoughts go through your mind and I think it makes you a better person. Its hard to have that much passion when you work for someone else. It changes you very quick. Its defiantly not easy, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything!!