(Closed) Small business & job, should I quit job.. Health at risk!

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Quit Job or Cut back on business?
    Quit Job : (7 votes)
    100 %
    Cut back on the business : (0 votes)
    Continue with Job and Business : (0 votes)
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1797 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @mandanjoe:  Definitely give up your full time job and go for your own business! It’s a huge risk to take, and obviously something that you are naturally feeling nervous about, but people have obviously done it in the past and been successful, so why can’t you too? You already said that you are making more with your business than at your full time job, so what’s holding you back? 

    Post # 5
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If you are making twice as much at your business, I feel like this is a no-brainer. QUIT! As someone who went full time on my own business this fall, I can totally sympathize with the scary factor of it all. Health insurance costs intimidate me, and Darling Husband and I will have to do that starting in January, which I’m not looking forward to. But overall, I feel like I learned the best lesson ever: It’s never the perfect time. 

    I kind of think of my experience like playing on a merry-go-round. You have to run like heck alongside to get it going, but at some point you just have to hold your breath and jump on if you want it to keep going. You can’t run alongside forever. 

    Plus, you’ll be able to focus on your health and getting the diabetes under control/eliminated. 

    Best of luck!

    Post # 6
    1797 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @mandanjoe:  I understand the worry, but sometimes it is so worth the risk, especially since you are already set up for the most part in your business and know that it has been successful thus far. You will never be 100% comfortable in the fact that people will continue shopping at your business in 1 year, 5, 10, etc. because you just never know. Just like you never know if you will get laid off from your full time job tomorrow.

    You are right about the house thing, but I think it is a bit different as long as your husband has been in his current field for a few years. I think if you’re a business owner you have to prove that you’ve been in business for a certain amount of years for your income to count, so you may have to buy a house based just off of your husband’s. 

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