Despite our being in the very nascent stage of our business, Sisarina's team took us seriously, listened to us, and worked with us to effectively bring our vision to life through the design, look and feel of our logo and website. Sisarina's professional knowledge and extraordinary creativity made for a fantastic client experience.- Core72, Ferrall Dietrich

by Melanie Spring

Today, I walked into my office without thinking about dress code. I threw on a summer dress and Birkenstocks and have been comfortably enjoying my station at my desk. There is no supervisor looking at me out of the corner of his/her eye. I am an entrepreneur with a staff. This is only one of the many reasons I love owning a business.

Running through my history as an employee, I remember getting looked at sideways for many things.

  • I wore a patchwork skirt one day to my executive recruiter job.
  • I said "That sucks" to a client when referring to her wish to work with us being turned down by her bosses & she told my boss that was rude.
  • I told a client who used a 1-800 number in their ad it wouldn't work. (It didn't.)
  • I hated wearing shoes so I would generally keep them off at the office.
  • I had to bring my dog to the office due to vet appointments.
  • If I didn't agree with my boss, we'd end up in shouting matches.

When I started working for myself, there were a lot of things I thought I could do that didn't end up being true, like:

  • sleeping in.
  • sitting by the pool all summer.
  • starting work later.
  • going on vacation more.
  • spending more time with friends.
  • having a flexible schedule.
  • visiting my family more.

In the last three years, I haven't had a boss to look at me sideways but the idea that I could sleep more was thrown out the window. My idea of what owning a business would be like has changed drastically and although I don't get as much time by the pool as I'd like, I have fallen in love with being an entrepreneur for entirely different reasons.

TOP 10 REASONS I LOVE WORKING FOR MYSELF:

  1. My successes and failures are dependent solely on me.
  2. I can make up the rules.
  3. I can be creative without asking permission.
  4. I never have to worry about getting fired.
  5. My hands are never tied. I make the change.
  6. I can stand behind everything my company does.
  7. I can fit my business to my personality.
  8. I can wear whatever I want.
  9. I can bring my dogs to the office.
  10. I choose my coworkers.

What do YOU love about working for yourself?
Why do you wish you could?

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