Why starting a business is a 24/7 job
- By Greg Rose -
- Dec 28, 2012
Do you have what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur? Well, you'll never know until you give it a try - but you've got to be prepared to work at it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
When questioned on whether he could recall his own early days as a young businessman, the Virgin Founder said: "I remember them vividly. It's far more difficult being a small-business owner starting a business than it is for me with thousands of people working for us and 400 companies."
"Building a business from scratch is 24 hours, 7 days a week, divorces, it's difficult to hold your family life together, it's bloody hard work and only one word really matters -- and that's surviving."
In the social media age, news spreads faster than ever and businesses need to be even more agile to change than in the past.
Entrepreneur.com wondered what keeps Branson going, when he has already accomplished so many goals. He answered simply: "Most entrepreneurs are not doing it for financial motives in the first place. They're just people who love creating."
Are you trying to create your own business in 2013? Are you finding it a 24/7 job? Let us know what you are finding challenging, and what you are enjoying.
Head over to entrepreneur.com to read the whole article: Richard Branson on Richard Branson.