Archive for December, 2010
With the holidays upon us, the lack of vacation time as an entrepreneur has begun to hit hard. December has been by far our busiest month ever, which is a good thing, but it also ensures that I will not be taking 1 day off over the holidays. It turns out that people buy scrubs as presents. They seem to be especially fond of our collegiate logo’d scrubs. Which is great as long as we are able to fulfill all of the orders without a hitch. But I digress, back to no vacation.
Unfortunately Scrubadoo.com is not yet running itself. What makes this even more difficult is their are several daily tasks that only I know how to do. Unfortunately we aren’t large enough yet where I can bring someone else on to handle these daily tasks, and while many can be automated, automation takes capital and we still are low on that.
I honestly don’t remember the last 24 hour period in which I didn’t open my computer and do at least an hour or so of work. It is somewhat pathetic. My Fiance is worried about being able to take a honeymoon this summer (and so am I). If we don’t bring someone on or make some significant changes I don’t know if it will be possible.
I am positive that it won’t always be like this, but this is certainly a reality of entrepreneurship that I didn’t put a ton of thought into when I started the company. Crazy hours and little time for rest is a given, but when you start a business you literally must live that business. Especially when your most valuable asset is your time.