We know how you feel. We have had many business dreams that turned out to be unprofitable and cost us money. The good news is that one failure can lead to a future victory.
Our biggest loss was a ski and bike shop... a childhood dream fulfilled in our late thirties. One of the most painful parts was that we sacrificed eight years to bring the business to a profitable level and then our partner took it all away. Not a fun time.
The next business this failure led us to (our current) is the best business we have ever built beyond our wildest dreams. It is also a ministry to help people and we are changing lives.
In Proverbs 23:4-5 is a word of wisdom to all entrepreneurs... "Don`t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle."
Sometimes it`s a matter of persistence... not giving up on the dream.
Sometimes it`s a matter of a different vehicle to fulfill the dream.
In either case we will pray that you will have the wisdom to know what to do in your own situation.
dsprindle5/14/2008 1:49 PM