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Hating my new business!

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JennaT17

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Hi, I just took over a well established sandwich delivery round which does really well! However I’m hating every second of it, so much so that the past 3+ weeks my depression has come to an all time high!

I was unhappy in my previous job which is why I started looking for something new, however this clearly isn’t for me and has made me even more depressed!!
I’m wondering if anyone has ever been in a similar position or if anyone knows if/even I would be able to sell the business so early on! Help!!!
 
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billsukes04

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What made you took over that business? A business effectiveness relies so much to its owner to make decisions and marketing efforts. It takes a lot of guts to start and make a succesful business. It just doesn't become succesful right away.
 
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Employer

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If you cant see ANY future in this business then I would put your head down for the next few months, build it up and then sell it on. Hopefully give yourself a couple of months off with the proceeds and then start again. No point running yourself into the ground as that is a recipe for disaster.
 
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selfemployed

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When working for a company it is maybe acceptable not to like the work you do. But if you are the life and soul of the business, and it is your business, then it is a whole different ball game. If your heart is not in it then you should seriously consider making changes.
 
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Needhelp

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Put a plan together, build it up and the look to sell it and do something you like - owning a business that you hate does not inspire confidence going forwards.
 
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Goingitalone

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In my experience there are two ways to look at this - yes it does help to have a genuine interest in your business and also enjoy work. HOWEVER I also think it is healthy to be able to look at your business in the cold light of day and not simply be driven by emotion and a love of what you do.
 
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NexuLiam

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Why do you hate it? What parts do you dislike? Is selling it really the only option you have? If you can give a little more information it might be easier to push you in the right direction. There are so many options for you and you shouldnt feel down about it. Being in business should be something you enjoy and if you are not then maybe people here can give you some advice on how to relieve some of the pressure you are feeling.
 
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selfemployed

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You have hit the nail on the head @NexuLiam - if you dont enjoy the business you have then how can you expect to maximise your income and grow the business?

A normal 9 to 5 job is slightly different as many people forget about work when they walk out of the building. Working for yourself, this is just not possible.
 
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