As an independent business owner I’m used to the day to day challenges that accompany working without the financial and administrative backing of larger institutions. The products that I provide have always given me a steady income that didn’t leave me wanting for more. I was content with the size of the business – there was no reason for me to grow it. Yet, when I found myself with more orders to be filled than I could reasonably handle I had to invest in one of the vertical form fill seal machines which turned my garage into something like a small factory by itself.
I have had to stop and myself on multiple occasions if this is what I wanted for myself and even if I wanted it for my business. I’ve found it strange to think about the business as something separate from myself but I’ve learned to think in such a context has allowed me to make smarter decisions. I don’t believe the business can grow much more beyond the current size and retain the quality of the products that I make. Continue reading