I would work for my father, I do work for my father, and I love it!!! Believe me, it took some getting used to ha ha, but I would definitely call our small family business a success! We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together, and I wouldn’t change this experience for the world! Of course it has been stressful at times, because…
1) “Army of One” – I am responsible for everything from taking out the trash to the legal work, which can be overwhelming, but I just put one foot in front of the other (as my father always taught me).
2) Old school vs New school – Of course I had to upgrade the technology, marketing, sales, and book keeping, for the entire company when I was hired 6 years ago, which took several years to complete and with much push back from my father ha ha.
3) “Big Boss” – of course you can talk back to your father which can be a good thing and a bad thing all at the same time ha ha. My ideas were always heard, which was a plus 🙂
All and all, the best aspect of a small family business is TRUST! Trust is something you can not buy, trust is everything to my family, so if you ever get the chance to work for your father or work with your family, I say go for it, it will be the best experience of your life!