Running the Show

Brink by Brink

Becoming a business owner is like taking the reins of your destiny and charging the horses forward into the unknown. It’s not the life for everyone, but it’s very much-needed in this world. There is time of supreme joy and other times of extreme fear. In the end, it’s worth the roller coaster ride of emotions.

The past five years, I have been a business partner in a business development company. There has been many moments of great success and a few moments of failure. The success is great, which we strive for every single day. It’s the failures and harsh times that really define who you are and what your company is made of. Failures are lessons that we need to grow.

It’s easy to cheer on the success and be happy at that time. Though when it gets tough, it shows what you are really made of. No matter what company you are or are in, there are times of great fear. One month you can be at the top of the world, the next a major client drops because of the economy or whatever reason and you are forced to rebuild all of a sudden.

Running a business is hard work and starting one is just as hard. You need to know what you want to sell, how to get the money for it, and how to sell it and run it. There are many different ways to start the business and how to handle all the drama. The best advice is do what you love, start it on the side at first, and then when it becomes more than you can handle, then take it full-time.

Running your own business means you can’t get fired, you write your own checks, and you call all the shots. Remember though a major thing to know about running your business, get to know the community. Know the local business owners, the people in the community, and get out there to be known. This is a twenty-four hour, seven days a week job, you will worry about every little details and forever changing things.

Doing it is an amazing thing, but it’s harder than anything you will ever do. People think of it’s easy and your friends will not understand. They will think you have the easy life and it’s always peaches and cream. Instead it’s hard, tiresome, and you will fight every day even if you are doing amazing!

The perks are great, the job is scary, but it’s worth every moment of it. Just write down the idea on a piece of paper. Build around that idea and finally make that idea a reality in time. You can be the boss of your life if you wanted, just need to take the first step.

Starting your own business is unique in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!


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.

2 Responses to Running the Show

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