I'm not 24 anymore. That was the last time I unwittingly got into my last business situation. The last time was with my brother and, as I remember, felt I had little to lose. When you go into business young, you feel as though you have time to "make up" for all the unsuccessful business decisions and ...lost money. I remember when I was the young entrepreneur, everything seemed so exciting and every idea was sure to be a success.
Fast forward about 25 years and here I am starting a business anew. So many things have changed!
Time is no longer on my side. Every business decision is not greeted in my mind's eye with a "sure to be success" feeling. Things are still exciting but for so many different reasons. My new business partner is my hubby and to some extent my children. With 25 plus years of life & business experience, I know that everything won't be a monetary success and that is not a bad thing.
I am going into the same type of business this time around for many different reasons than my maiden voyage. First, I should say that my first endeavor turned out, by my standards, successful. I made money, gained knowledge, and gained contacts and friends along the journey. I didn't make a fortune, but that wasn't why I was in it in the first place.
Round two is starting out to be such fun and a seemingly simpler experience and here are some of the reasons I think why: