Making Money in BusinessMonday, March 01, 2010
I was raised to believe that there is more to life than making money. I still believe this. I also believe that if you own a business, you have to make money.
Somewhere along the line it seems that it's become trendy to run a business as a hobby and there is an almost sanctimonious attitude towards anyone who dares make a profit from their business. This is ridiculous.
What you choose to do with whatever money your business earns is your prerogative, but at the end of the day, the point of having a business is to free you to have the lifestyle you want, whether that means designer shoes and luxury vacations, more funds and time to donate to charity, all of the above or even something else altogether.
There's no need to apologize for doing what it ethically takes to build a successful business and certainly no need to apologize if that business makes money.