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As a business owner you wear all the hats at one time - you face all the challenges on your own, 100 hours a week, state/federal/local - taxes/permits/fees - everyone wants a slice of your little pie. - I'm not surprised that over 90% fail or give up within the first 10 years. I run my own micro-enterprise/flooring company, we are profitable but at the end of the day it's a result of the amount of effort that you put in - this past 2 years have been exhausting, stressful and a strain on personal life and there have been more than one occasion when I questioned whether it was worth it. I'm thankful for what we have right now and the position we're in, debt free but I take nothing for granted - there are no guarantees when you're in business for yourself and in equal parts that's invigorating and intimidating.
A Winston Churchill quote about sums up it all up to me:
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
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