A different point of view....

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
February 2, 2009 9:11pm CST
A good friend of mine once told me that I should treat my business like a job. Meaning I report to work at a certain time of day, take lunch at a certain hour of time during the time. Take two 15 minute breaks through the day, and then I leave to go home after 8 full hours. He stated that most people trying to start a new business, go about it the wrong way. He said instead of them breaking their piggy banks trying to dish out money out of their normal budgets that they should not have to do that. Do you think this is sound advice? What is your point of view for earning online income?
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
3 Feb 09
my business owners put in 18 hours a day working and they work much harder than the average worker, If I had a job that meant I had to work hard even on line and I have done that I take all the hours it takes none stop to do it.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I sure hope they do know the balance between them working and spending time with their family.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 09
I agree with this view. It helps in disciplining ourselves. I have seen cases where business ventures failed because the owners come and go as they please. Not only that they were not careful with their finances. When we treat it like a job then we feel an obligation to do things properly. For example accounts are kept to date and a strict eye is kept on the cashflow. Three small business which I helped to turn around into profitability were run in a strict manner. Unfortunately after money started rolling in the owners took oer control and kicked me out. They did not change their attitude and the businesess failed again. In short your friend's view point has great merit. all the best, rosdimy
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Such a great response rosdimy. You're absolutely correct and I agree with you and my friend's advice. I bet those owners wished they had listened to you after all, especially now in these times. That's what's wrong with a lot of small businesses these days, they simply are "GREEDY." To everything these is a season.
@chriswolf (360)
• China
3 Feb 09
This must be the best way to run your own business. Orderly administration is the premier of any success, you know that. Otherwise, you may ruin your dream. Good luck.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I agree it sounds like great sound advice. Thanks for your view.