Guest post by Velma Baird
There’s a lot more to opening your own store than having all the vacation time in the world and being able to boss everyone around! The bill collectors and the disgruntled employees? They all come to you when they’ve got problems and it’s hard to learn how to handle a lot of the issues if they’re things you’ve never thought about before.
I didn’t know anything about technology when I started my Cupcake shop so I had to go to small business xo and do some research and even pay my son on an hourly basis to set up all our computer systems. Do you know how embarrassing it is for a 50 year old woman to ask for help from her 20 year old son?
Now I think things are running a bit more smoothly but at the end of the day it all falls on me which is a lot to think about. That’s the trade off, though, you get all the glory but also all of the hard hits and responsibility!