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what's the worst part of being a business owner

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by birddseedd, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    For me. Its not having time with my little girl
  2. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    Your always on the clock. Can't just not think and worry about it when you go home like other lines of work.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Do things right, make sure you have a 5 year goal, and eventually you'll have extra time on your hands....

  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    Dealing with customers.
  5. jbell36

    jbell36 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 222

    lately it's been employees…i've always heard other business owners ***** about employees and i never had that big of a problem with it, but lately i've been very frustrated…you have to remember, your business is only as good as your employees
  6. die4irish

    die4irish Junior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 1

    paying taxes
  7. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 862

    I wanna go on vacation..just once
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,678

    Didn't you start a thread like this awhile back saying you didn't get to spend time with your daughter? Stop chatting here and go spend some time with her.
  9. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Employees breaking stuff cause they beat on it so bad.
  10. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

  11. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Well family comes first, I'm the boss and I cant say I mist very many sport events.

    I may work longer hours then most but I always find time for my kids and now grand kids.

    Winter time I have more time spend with them then summer since there always a down time during winter time, not much in summer time.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    So how do you have so much time for PS?

    Priorities, I guess.
  13. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Amen to that!
  14. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 722

    Same here, we do one in August but I'd like to go on a at least a weekend ski trip without worrying about the weather.
  15. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    It's time for another Tea Party!
  16. Jakedaawg

    Jakedaawg Senior Member
    from N. Mi
    Messages: 134

    I hate the paperwork. I am a one man shop. Having congress make a law that gives us 32 or 36 hours in a day would be a huge help.
  17. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699


    Stop making perfect sense.... PLEASE !!!
  18. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Back on topic.

    Worst thing about being a business owner ????

    Hmmmmmm ??????

    Well, I can honestly say that there's not anything worse about being a business owner that can't be topped by being an employee of some Jack a mole. So I can't say that anything is the "worst", as I really enjoy being the director of my own path.

    The reason some of us go into business is because of the frustration of having to work under the thumb of another person who never appreciates you, or the work / service you provide their company. I spent 20 years working for other people and I can say that I would never go back under my own free will.

    In reality, I have nearly 90 bosses, and one of them is my wife. The difference is that I can fire any one of them when I choose to, for whatever reason, and without providing cause. I've fired 4 customers over the last year alone, and I've had some fire me....although due to pricing of cheap, uninsured competition, and not of my own doing.

    If I had to say something I hated ? Poor economy, and tire kickers who attempt to utilize my knowledge for their gain, without actually hiring me, that actually get away with it. Although, It doesn't happen often anymore, it was a real shock to find that I was being used for the simple purpose of finding out how to do something, and have them provide someone else that info to get the job done.

    Summary: Being used .....without compensation.
  19. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Mobile phone. Doesn't take much time
  20. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Now thats a Masshole talking.