Having said that, you will find that it is not easy. As a small business owner you will find it is lonely at the top. Well it’s lonely on the way up as well because it is often hard to find someone to talk to along the way.
Your friends who work a job just don’t understand. Your employees might be the best, but they haven’t put their houses on the line have they. So they really don’t understand either. Because every pay day they will be there with their hand out while you may have to go without.
My first business was an accounting practice. I started out by myself and then added an assistant as it started to grow. But I was still the technician so it was up to me to do the work that got the bills paid.
Luckily my practice grew and I was able to start taking home some money for myself. But I found I was working ridiculous hours and spending time away from my family. Something had to change.
I put on my first accountant employee and guess what? My hours were better but I was back where I started money wise because I had to pay my staff first.
So I know what it is like!
Luckily my business grew quite quickly. In fact, within a couple of years I had 6 employees and now I have 20.
But I have spent over 25 years running my own business and advising others on how to run there’s.
You might be saying “what would he know, he’s just an accountant.” And it would be fair enough for you to say that because many ‘accountants’ only know the business of tax and financial statements.
But I have had experience building very successful businesses and I have knowledge that I’m sure can help you.
So that is the purpose of this blog. I trust you find it interesting and helpful along the way.
Here’s to your success