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Being Single And Running A Business

Aug 18, 2007
Having a business of your own seems to be a growing point of interest for many singles, young and middle aged alike. In fact, many young people today are leaving college with the intention of running their own business but many times they do not have a clear grasp on just what they will be undertaking. For singles, running a business, especially that of a brick and mortar business, is a decision that requires a great deal of thought.

After all, when you start your own business, there will be many long hours that you will need to work while you are building your business to profitability. For singles, especially young singles, that means cutting into your social life. Building a business is not a 9 to 5 monday to friday endeavor nor should it be. Even if you have a small retail business with
employees to take care of the customers, you still have to be there to oversee everything and to make sure things are running smoothly.

The single person who thinks of running a business does not always look to the future and know what they will have to sacrifice in order to make this big step toward not having to work for someone else. Of course, different types of business ventures have different requirements but no matter what kind of business venture you operate, it will be important for you to always be available in case of an emergency, which may tend to restrict your leisure time. As your business grows and you have enough management staff with the expertise to handle things on their own, your free time will increase.

Its important to remember, however, that this process may take several years to accomplish, so if you have an active social life, you want to keep in mind that you will have to make a temporary sacrifice for the sake of your business. The idea of running a business is appealing to single mothers who see having their own business as a way to set their own hours around the children and having the freedom to bring the children to work with them and save on day care costs.

Unfortunately, this is an idea that lacks substance at best, unless you are going to be working at home on an online business. Though you may have your own business, it is an economic sabotage to think that you can set your own hours or can bring your children to work with you unless they are of school age and only there for a few hours. You must be willing to make a commitment to your business and that means treating it as you would if you were still working for an employer.
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