Sorry, I haven't been around lately. I have kinda been dealing with some other things going on in my life. Mainly, quitting my job. I know a lot of people (including my inlaws) think that I am crazy to voluntarily quit my job in this type of economy, but I just couldn't take it at my old job anymore. The company was losing all their clients, our best workers were quitting, and the company was turning to some less-than-stellar business practices in order to survive. My manager (a fantastic woman) quit a few weeks earlier, because she couldn't take it, and I was given her job. I realized that I didn't want to try to fight the same battles she was fighting, so I decided to move on as well. Crazy? maybe... but I think in the long run I'll be a lot happier for it.
So, I have had this idea for a while, but only now can I really think about putting it into action... I want to work for myself. I think I have a good idea as far as the business side of it goes (I am in a field that actually does better when the economy is suffering), and it's something that I really feel passionate about.
I guess I am writing this because I want to know how many people here own their own business? What are the biggest challenges you have faced? What are the biggest rewards you have experienced? And, do you have any advice for someone like me, who is just starting to try and make it work?
Any comments or advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks guys!