posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by DarthMuerte
Could not agree more. It takes a LOT to run a business. The employees work from 9 to 5, but the owner is endlessly involved unless he's sleeping at
night. The constant strategy ideas, paying taxes quarterly, looking for ways to expand without going bankrupt, advertising, bringing in more business,
paying benefits, it's a lot of stress. There is a fine line between the ratio of stress and profit. If you're not making more profit than you would
if you simply had a 9 to 5 job, why would you want to continue to kill yourself to make it work? It takes a special kind of person to create that
business, grow it, be able to hire and keep employees, and prosper.
The Government with all it's taxes and regulations makes it harder on that person. I have a small business and sometimes I wonder if it's worth the
stress and paperwork. There are so many Government agencies you have to answer to, it just chokes all the fun out of it. You can avoid paying high
taxes by investing in the business and buying equipment, but what about those who are happy with their size, have all the equipment they need? You
either have to pay up or find ways to receive tax breaks. When you work hard to keep your business going or trying to keep your people employed and
the Government comes in and asks for a big chunk of what you feel you earned, it will drive you crazy. It will drive you even more crazy when your
employees start demanding more from you than you are able to give. Of course they have no clue what you have to go through to keep them employed, but
whatever. It's not easy. Not every business is run by a "good" person, not every business owner is greedy, they're just trying to get the most out
of their sacrifices, sweat and tears. Just my $.02.