Your business cannot run or sustain without you.You are likely the chief cook and bottle washer.You are tethered to working IN the business.You spend a good percentage of your time putting out fires.You are seeking survival and hoping that you will achieve sales/profit goals.If you happen to go on a vacation, it consists of emails, office check-in and texts.The business is virtually worthless without you.
If this description fits you better, the business owns you.
The business runs equally well with or without you.You have the freedom to work if and when you wish to work.You typically work ON, versus IN, your business.Your company plans its work and works its plan.Your sales and marketing processes deliver consistent, predictable sales.You go on vacation often and peacefully go off-the-grid to recharge and refresh.Your business has tangible, intrinsic value with or without you.
If this description fits you better, you own the business.
Are you Self Employed or a Business Owner? was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 by Rolayo Akhigbe