My problem is that I have a little gem of a store...I have the clientele, location, ...everything you might think one would need to succeed....the orders are coming in but I am so tired that I cant take it for much longer. If I hire someone....(not that it's easy to find someone qualified), the salary, taxes , payroll, insurance, etc...eats up all my profits...
The hours are killing me...a lot of late nights...sometimes all-nighters. I am not afraid of hard work, but I have two kids at home and I cant keep this up. It doesnt end at the store, either....at home, I need to spend a few hours on the computer daily....answering emails, sending invoices, shopping for materials, paying bills, etc....
I'd love to hire someone to do that but I cant afford it.
My husband suggested taking on a partner....I find the idea of giving up control of my shop daunting, but maybe one of you can give me advice on doing that or anything else that might help? I am totally burned out and I have to drag myself to the store at this point.
I've decided that for the next two months I will only give classes....just to give myself a predictable schedule that will stll pay the rent for a little while.