For a couple of years now, my wife and I have been toying with the idea of starting a business.
We’re intelligent people, we’ve got business skills, and we’ve got ideas. Too many ideas, to be fair, but that’s something we need to work on.
We’ve also got goals. We want to work for ourselves and our little family. We don’t want to establish a mega-brand, by any means. All we want is a sustainable business that will grow with us and keep our family comfortable and secure in the coming years.
Can it be fun? I’m not sure.
At the moment, I’m working a full time job as well as trying to establish this business. My working hours are 7:00am to 2:30 each afternoon. I get home for about 3:30pm and then family life kicks in until the kids go to bed at 7:30pm.
Then the second job kicks in. So from then until midnight (most nights), Lisa and I work at building our business.
It’s a punishing schedule to work to. Ultimately, the business should sustain both of us working full time, but the question is: How do we get to that point, and how long should we keep trying for?