Joys of Running the Show

Always

Running a business is fun, scary, exciting, and entertaining. Every morning that you show up to unlock your office door, you never truly know what to expect.  As most of you know, I am small business owner, who partners in the company Savage Syndications.

Since 2006, I have been involved as the CFO and day-to-day operations manager.  Every day, I wake up excited and scared at the same time.  The thoughts are what new thing is going to pop up at the office, what client is going to pay late, who is this new client, and what’s that random thing on the floor by my partner’s office?

As a business owner, you don’t live the “normal” life-like everyone else. You don’t work the 9-5, wait, sorry I guess it’s 8-5 now. The typical business owner works 24/7, esp with e-mails and web on phone now. No matter where you are, you most likely can gather the information you need from the client to respond fast enough.

The beauty of running your own business is knowing the fact that you write your own checks. If you don’t make enough money that month, most of the blame falls on you, but if you make a ton of money that month then you are one to cheer for.

Over the past five years, we had some scary times and some amazing times! For the most part lately, the months have been fruitful. It took us about four years to truly figure out our niche and build a name for ourselves. Now that we have suffered through long winters and hot summers, we are truly beginning to shine. We aren’t where we want to be just yet, but in time.

What’s the point of my little rant today? Is to you, the person who is sick of working 8-5 and scared to move onto a new plane of life.  If you can grab the bull by the horns and get out of that 8-5 you hate, do something you love! The best way to run a business is to do something you are truly passionate about. Start it part-time if you like, move into it smoothly, and when you are ready to take it full-time go for it.

If you love your 8-5, that’s great! Embrace that job and really take no shame in that. This all comes down to loving what you do and being smart. Get ready for a new out look on life no matter what you are doing. Run the life the way you want it.

Taking charge of your life is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!!

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About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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