We had an interesting discussion last week on how small business owners define success.
We explained they tend to define success as meeting personal goals and objectives. We also explained that most small business owners aren't interested in building or running a high growth business.
We used our firm, Emergent Research, as an example. The owners (my wife and I) consider Emergent Research a lifestyle business.
This is not to say we don't work hard - we do. But we're not interested in growing our firm or maximizing our revenues or profits. Instead, we limit the number of clients we work with, only work with clients we like and only take on projects we're interested in.
This makes our work a lot more fun and interesting and leaves time for other interests. An example of our other interests is time with our family over the holidays.
So we're closed until next year. Happy Holidays to all and see you in January.