Why did you become a business owner?
Many business owners became entrepreneurs by accident: They had the family business thrust upon them, they were fired from the corporate world, or their hobby grew out of control until it consumed them and took over their working life!
Some of you may have been in the right place at the right time, like Ewen and Shirley Morrison. Cargill, the global food giant, asked Ewen, a farmer and welder, if he could make repairs on the top of their local grain elevator, 120 feet above the ground. Ewen replied with what all great, aspiring entrepreneurs say to a Fortune 100 company seeking to spend money: “Of course!”
Ewen and Shirley stayed up ...