Do you want to be your own boss? 84% in Taiwan…!

By | August 14, 2007

Here’s an interesting story from the local press in Taiwan.

Over 84 percent of office workers polled in Taiwan have great interest in starting their own business, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by an online employment service provider.

Taiwan office workers want to be boss: poll – The China Post

As a part owner in my own business for the last seven years, I’ll say it has been a major challenge in ways that you wouldn’t expect, as well as ways you might realize.

  • It’s a time sink – Holidays and sick days are much fewer if you’re the boss;
  • Managing money is a continual activity;
  • You can never really take your eyes off the ball;
  • There’s no real sense of “I made it”;
  • and You have a lot more control of your day to day affairs!

Would I change it? I don’t think so. If I weren’t running this business full-time, I’d surely have something else up my sleeve (I have usually had several pokers in the fire at one time!). Are the sacrifices worth it? I don’t know. Yet. I hope so.