The long hours? Sleepless nights, always constant worry?
It all seems like a ton of fun from the outside, you can set your own hours, have loads of money, freedom, no boss but in reality, you have a hundred times the worries of a normal job.
You now are responsible for the jobs of your employees who sometimes don't appreciate that or understand the worries and concerns you have. You now have thousands of bosses, from the clients to the general contractors, vendors and more, all of them you have to answer to at one point or the other.
You now have overhead, the office, trucks, equipment, bills, taxes, insurances, workers compensation and more.
The, you can set your hour's thing is out the window, how about working from 6am to 10 pm every night when the business first starts and that's a light day.
many things come into play when you are your own boss but fun is not generally one of them most of the time.
So then why do we all do it? We love it and wouldn't want it any other way. The stress you end up feeding off of, the fast-paced lifestyle, the ups, and downs.
Here is a video of why I decided to start a painting company.