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Quit Quitting

According to the Small Business Administration, only 25% of new businesses make it to year 15.

My business is in its 18th year, having successfully navigated two recessions. Several times, I questioned whether my business or marriage would survive.

As a business owner, you've probably encountered similar situations: bills piling up while payments trickle in and pressures mount.

There were so many times I uttered "I quit."

One day I found my wife counting pennies, nickels and dimes to pay our healthcare bill on time. It hit me; something had to change, but what?I had to quit quitting. No more giving up and giving in. This wasn't just self-talk; my wife encouraged me to quit quitting, once and for all. As bad as things got, she refused to let me quit.

Most businesses experience seminal moments when they make the necessary adjustments to survive, succeed and then thrive. These moments are often spurred by others close to the business, who may be overlooked but are never forgotten.

Who inspires you to keep going?

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