Marcia Pledger of The Plain Dealer talks about crazy stories with small business owners with Adam Sonnhalter and Jack Mencini of Dirty Secrets of Small Business and coaches for Maximum Value Partners.
Not leaving corporate America sooner to start his own business was a story from an artist that seemed a little crazy. It is hard to take the first step to start your own business.
Having a job is not as comforting as people think. The boss can tell you to leave at any time. Having your own business is also not as scary as people might perceive.
Marcia has written hundreds of articles on the challenges small business owners have with their partners. In many ways it is almost like a marriage because business owners usually spend more time with their business partners than their spouses.
A bad partner in business can kill a business very quickly. Staying together in business brings challenges and the need for really good communications in directing, control and an emphasis on profitability for the business to succeed and the business partnership to succeed long term.
Marcia shares a story about one business owner having to fire their father who was part of the business. People also shared their stories with her in the hope of others hearing their mistakes and learning from them.
To hear more about the father being fired and the learnings from small business mistakes discussed on the April 3 broadcast with Marica Pledger, access this podcast and all the Dirty Secrets of Small Business podcasts on iTunes or here.
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