There’s a Iot to be said for setting up a family business. Naturally corporate life, by its very nature offers, job security, regular pay, promotional scope and all manner of appealing extras like pensions, company cars and private health. And yet all this pandering and cosseted safety net support there’s an inevitable price to pay, as in invaluable time away from family and friends.Starting out on your own is certainly a test for any partnership as there are many sacrifices to be faced along the way, in terms of added stress, a severe lack of free time and spare cash; not to mention the axing of all non-essential niceties. And yet as tough as the ‘early years’ undoubtedly are, there’s a lot to say about a shared adventure and working alongside a true confidant (my wife) that has made my particular journey so extra special.
Every success, however small means so much more as does the appreciation of any down time together with the children. I feel mentally more stimulated than I ever did within corporate life, whilst every day is different. In short I’m learning so much more because there’s certainly no scope to say, ‘that’s not my sphere of expertise.’
When it’s your own business you learn as much from mistakes as you do successes because every decision really matters and every small victory makes you burst with pride.
Of course going it alone isn’t right for everyone, and yet, for those with strong family and friends the simple truth is you’re never truly alone.
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