Do you own a job or a business?
“If I could change one thing, it would be for owners to build their business, so it could run without them.”
The business broker on the panel was asked what the biggest problem is she sees with the businesses she reviews. Over-dependence on the owner was her answer.
There’s a lot out there about making your business less dependent on you, but it all starts with your motivation. Is it important for you to do it?
It’s asked in a lot of different ways, but it all comes down to this: do you own a job or a business? This article in The Business Journals speaks to the key: you.
Many business owners will brag about the hours they keep and how they wouldn’t want it any other way. But the story often changes after a couple of beers (or a couple of hours of talking). Most actually don’t like all the hours. They don’t like working vacations, they hate the term “quality family time” (as opposed to quantity family time), and they occasionally feel like a prisoner to their businesses. They didn’t start the business to get into a trap of their own making; they were usually looking for independence and freedom.
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