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Old 11-16-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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Congratulations...on finding...a JOB?!?
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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A company large or small has to change with the market, to offer new products and services in order to remain profitable. Suggest working on your entrepreneur skills and look for other money making opportunity's.
Duly noted. Good advice!
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Welcome to the club! I'm the same way. I've had various businesses and various jobs. Anytime I took a job I got depressed and within two years my behavior changed for the worst.

I can tell you that it's not good for your mental and physical health to be in a situation that makes you feel like a slave. I've worked for great people at great places only to feel like I was trapped and hated life.

I know when I had a job it always helped to be working on my next startup. I've sworn off of employment now and will only work on founding businesses. It's the only way I feel like I'm being *me*.
Thanks for yours and others' comments. It's great to know I'm not alone. I say I'm a free spirit. Maybe I'm just spoiled. But I just cannot stand the thought of punching a time clock and giving 40 hours of my time every week to someone else.

I ended up not taking the job. Instead I am going to do some marketing. I am going to need to have more technology, which will cost me more, and charge less. That's just the way things are going in my business. Maybe increased volume of business will make up for it. I also found out what my competitors are charging and I am going to bid slightly less.

This is different for me because I have never had to market before. I have always had more work than I could handle and the work came to me and I turned down work. Things have changed.

I also have an idea for another business.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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And yeah, that's the one thing about going into business for yourself; you have to wear many hats that working for someone else..you didn't. Well, keep us posted! We'd love to know what's going on and how we can help! That's what having an Entrepreneur's State of Mind is all about!
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Thanks for yours and others' comments. It's great to know I'm not alone.
Also you need to keep in mind that if you run the biz *and* do all the work you're just buying yourself a job. You must be able to work *on* your business not *in* your business. You'll quickly learn that if you add that new business idea to your workload.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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Congratulation for your job! At first,it may be awkward to do same thing for other which you are doing for yourself, but over a period of time you will find yourself habituated to your work. Both self-employment and employee have their own merits and you have to accept it. An employee enjoys more stability and has much less to do in the way of administration.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:05 AM
 
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I have worked for myself for 23 years. When the economy tanked in 2008, I thought about going to work for someone. Had a couple of offers. Instead, what I did is negotiate an arrangement where I was on retainer for the client, working 20 hours weekly. I then was able to keep my business functioning until we got past the rough patch. Actually turned out spectacularly well.

So, consider it a situation where your business has changed, not failed.
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