Posting has been light lately. In part because I’ve been somewhat busy in life. Work is ramping up some and the family has been doing some traveling. However, the large reason blogging has taken a hit is that a good friend and I have started a new small business here in Carolina.
I’ve always wanted to strike out on my own but I’m pretty severely risk averse. The idea of depending on my own resources for a living to support home and family is horribly frightening. Which makes this opportunity nice. We’re able to operate while maintaining our normal day jobs.
It’s hard, to be sure, to do both. But the security is well worth the extra time.
Some things that I’ve learned:
- Working for someone else is a massive benefit. As an employee there is minimal risk while the owner carries significant non-trivial risk. Not only in terms of money, but in terms of time and of potential liability; personal and property.
- Customer service is not an inherent trait in most people.
- The perceived need of a minimum wage is an illusion created by the left.
- The unemployment rate doesn’t begin to address the whole picture of who is and who isn’t working. People are working and making money; on the books or off.
I’m no where near being in danger of transition from the red to the black, but so far the experience has been positive, even if not enjoyable.