The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

INTRO I joined today on a whim

Accelerate wealth. Build a business that pays freedom. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs and register for the Fastlane Entrepreneur forum. Remove ads? Join the INSIDERS.

stuck in the mud

New Contributor
Jan 12, 2019
5
15
13
Hi I'm Joe from Michigan. I'm 29 and I've been an employee my whole career. Started working at 16 and now I'm pretty much at the height of my career (master certified skilled trade). I'm very good at my job and pretty much irreplaceable in the eyes of the owner of the small business.
I've been taught my whole life to be a good blue collar employee because you'll always have a steady paycheck and not have you worry about failing.
I'm interested in entrepreneurship and will post my questions in another forum. Thanks

Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
 

KLaw

Gold Contributor
Speedway Pass
Aug 4, 2012
917
1,060
391
ohio
"I'm very good at my job and pretty much irreplaceable in the eyes of the owner of the small business. "

Welcome. So not true though. Everybody and anybody is replaceable.
 

stuck in the mud

New Contributor
Jan 12, 2019
5
15
13
"I'm very good at my job and pretty much irreplaceable in the eyes of the owner of the small business. "

Welcome. So not true though. Everybody and anybody is replaceable.
Very true. If i quit he would obviously replace me with someone. He would be devastated though. There is a huge shortage of qualified people in this line of work and the business would likely suffer without me. He knows this and has been pretty generous to keep me around. And i do love my job so that helps. I'm Just looking into my future.

Side note. He's in his early 60's and hinting at retiring and selling the business. I will cover this in another post in more detail

Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
 

The Abundant Man

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jul 3, 2018
1,431
2,094
559
74a4821e21844c91898f1e7e7884a122.gif
 

Tommo

Silver Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jan 21, 2018
411
686
278
67
Perth Australia
You have a level head and clarity so I guess your next question is, should I consider buying his business as a Fastlane path?
 

stuck in the mud

New Contributor
Jan 12, 2019
5
15
13
I've considered it. It's a small family owned company with 7 employees which include the owner and his wife who does the book keeping. I've been there the longest of out of all of them (except the owners who established the business in 85). I have 13 years in. It's a franchised business though. Which offers lots of help. They make sure you're making money and help if needed. Also a lot of headaches you deal with.
I have other business ventures in mind too

Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
 

stuck in the mud

New Contributor
Jan 12, 2019
5
15
13
I'm not here to "get rich quick" I'm happy making an honest living. I bought my house at age 21. I've got about 4 years left still its paid off. All my vehicles are paid off

Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
 

Sponsored Offers

MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Hi - I sent out some emails with the updates but I'll PM you now also, thanks. The issue is...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE NEW: The Best School for Going Fastlane (Now open for summer enrollment)
Read the free book, some excellent insights. I also did the website quiz and I did a visual on a...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
Hi Fox. Starting the book and got through the introduction. Had a conversation with Andy Black...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Chris is super sharp and is aware of many facets of entrepreneurship and can help get your...
Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
Any chance to make it available outside of US? It has been available outside of the US on...

Forum Sponsor

Learn Fastlane Business Skills & Get Profitable Within 30 Days...

Get Started Now

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom