dpd1 - 10:17 pm on Aug 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
Mine definitely does, but it's not strictly eCommerce... We make our own products. There's plenty enough to keep me busy every day just doing web stuff, running around getting materials and developing new stuff. Then all the stuff still needs to get made on top of that. I've found that trusting other people to do things is very tough. Most people just don't give a crap... You tell them to do something and you're lucky if they do even the most simple thing right. It's at the point now where I've hit a wall. We are stuck between making enough sales to be extremely busy, but not enough to cover the expense of growing and making things easier on me. So I'm kind of scratching my head wondering what to do at this point. I use to wonder why people took out big loans for their business, but now I get it... You reach a point where you just get bogged down, and major growth is the only way out. But at this point, I'm going 7 days a week and have no life... So something is going to have to change. It doesn't help to have the commercial customers that continually want to put in orders at the last minute and have them sent over night. On one hand, you want to tell them... 'Hey, this isn't Amazon... I don't have 200 people working for me'. To take care of orders like that, I have to drop what I'm doing and the whole day goes to crap because of one order. But then I realize I can't tell them that, because if you let on how small you are, they start to lose confidence in you. Then it's even more frustrating when you find out that the stuff just ends up sitting in some warehouse for a month after that. Sometimes I think they do it just because they can. It's actually gotten to the point where I get incredibly paranoid about getting sick, because I know if that happened for even a week, everything would fall apart.