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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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I think I can help him turn this around by going into a partnership. last year before i started my business I mentioned to him that I would go as far as buying shares of his corporation and become a partner. Then the money that I invested could be used to straighten some debt out and I would be able to keep the books and organization in order.

At first he told me he would think about it, but never agreed to it. His fear is that by getting a partner he has to pay more. But after working on his books, I explained to him that he was losing so much time and money on his inefficiencies and lack of bookkeeping that he could actually hire me or take me in as a partner with the money he was losing.

I guess I didn't convince him. but i think things happen for a reason. For a fraction of what I was willing to invest in his company, I was able to start my business. And I actually made as much money working on the side with my business as I did working for him all last season full-time.

So that is why this season I have to go at it alone. I'll take his sub work but I can't work for him. I figure, If i'm not working on a job, I can be out spreading fliers or other advertisings to get jobs. And in order to make what i made working for him last year, I only need to work a fraction of the time with my business.
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