So may people are now working either independently or for a small business. What has been happening is more and more of the larger businesses have been down sizing meaning that the workers have had to find new jobs.
What is amazing is some people's attitudes about the small business owner or employee. No, we don't have all the free time in the world to do things that we want to do and not get paid for what we are doing. Our job is how we make a living and in a lot of cases we were aren't working for a client we aren't getting paid. Of course, being a business owner we can sometimes set our hours but in a lot of cases these hours can be extremely long.
When you work for a small business or even own a small business there are a few things that you really need to take into considering and that is your own personal time. As a business owner when things are slow we try and grab a day to ourselves because we don't know what we will get the next one. It can be a challenge to take a vacation or even a weekend away depending on what type of business you work in. For those in IT there are always the challenges of who is going to help the client when you are away and will they be able to handle the situation. We are lucky and have some other independent IT owners that can assist us when we are away.
Small businesses are now making up more and more of the entire work force now a days because of the shift in how things are done. For those that work for big business remember that there are a lot more small businesses than large businesses and one day you may be a small business owner or employee.
When talking to a business owner remember, yes, it can be nice to run your own business or be part of a small business but the hours can be long. When you have work that needs to be done you work until it is done and you normally don't have set hours. We have experience a few people that think because we have a small business we have lots of free time and can do what we want whenever we want. In reality we do have free time but it isn't always when we want it. Sometimes one of us has the time to relax where the other is extremely busy.
Small businesses are something that has happened in the past few years and I think it will continue to be like this. More and more businesses would rather hire someone to do a specific task and then not have them as part of their payroll. Running a small business can be very enjoyable and I have to admit that I am enjoying that role. I am very thankful that I have a good business partner that I can work with.