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Category: Owner’s Life

The Real Reason Entrepreneurs Don’t Take Vacations

The Real Reason Entrepreneurs Don’t Take Vacations

Between 2003 and 2008 my husband Chris and I did the following: moved halfway across the country, had two children, started three businesses and sold one of them. Those years were a blur, but I don't remember taking a vacation longer than three days. By the time we...

The Problem With Loving Your Business

The Problem With Loving Your Business

Early in my corporate career I was in a team meeting where the manager asked us all to answer the following question: What motivates you? Sensing a trap, I kept quiet and let my unsuspecting co-workers take the bait. It was only a matter of seconds before somebody...

You Sell A Business For The Same Reason You Start One: Freedom

You Sell A Business For The Same Reason You Start One: Freedom

Independence Day. A day to celebrate American virtues like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. While we don’t hold a monopoly on entrepreneurship in this country, both the dream and reality of small-business ownership are part of our national identity. America...

3 Reasons Why We Decided To Sell Our Business

3 Reasons Why We Decided To Sell Our Business

While every deal is different, the underlying reasons for selling a business tend to be quite similar. Regardless of the size of the business, its age (or that of the owner), the industry or geographic location, most of us end up reaching our limit as business owners...

Raising kids to be entrepreneurs

Raising kids to be entrepreneurs

I guess it should come as no surprise that in over two years of business blogging for the New York Times my most popular post had almost nothing to do with small business.

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