Own a business. Many people have asked me if I wanted to own a business. My answer always been 'let see how things goes'.
I knew how owning a business mean. You get to be glamour as a business owner but you also get all the hard work going on. Business owners that I met are shocked about how I knew. I am putting myself on their shoe. Owning a business is not like clicking yes on a questionnaire.
It isn't just getting a consistently good product and having good marketing plan. You get to decide everything from the operations management, purchasing, product quality and marketing strategy. It is fun but tiring work. As a business owner, you can hardly find someone who is as hardworking as you do simply because the business isn't theirs.
I told my previous boss that 'you know you are tense-up because you care too much and you know you can let go'. Reality is letting go is hard. It takes me a long time to let go my previous work even I quit.
So, is it worth it to be a business owner. Business owners seems to see the worth- the ability to decide, authority, achievement, flexible working hours and so on.
Back to do I want to be one? You know, I might just go into it when the time is right. Right now, I am young, exploring what I can do. Business skills paired up with food science are powerful skills that not everyone have and also, not the thing that everyone will see as a useful combinations.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.