Here’s a message I came across recently:
“[A]ll I want to do is stay home with my family. That’s the whole reason I’m giving this business thing a go. I just want to get to the point that I can hire someone and only have to be there a couple days a week myself.”
I didn’t even know how to reply to this remark. Except: It’s a lot easier and cheaper to, uh, just stay home with the family.
How to avoid getting into this situation yourself? Read and heed Too Good to be Threw Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops before you lease that space, buy that business, or tell all your friends to start saving their stuff.