Are You Having Fun?

Most distributor owners started their own business because they had a dream of making more money and having more fun than working for someone else.

However, for many distributor owners, those dreams have turned into nightmares. All the responsibilities of business ownership can be very exhausting, distracting and no fun.

Business owners not only have to deal with customers and selling, which is what most distributors enjoy, but they also have to deal with billing, collections, accounts payable, cash flow, computer systems, sales tax, vendor credit, accounting and much more. Many of these responsibilities are no fun for folks who just love selling.

If you’re having fun in your business – congratulations. Business ownership should be fun.

However, if you’re not having fun and you feel stuck in the muck of all the details of business ownership, let me encourage you to:

  • Realize life is too short not to have fun. Commit to finding the fun in your business.
  • Identify the things you enjoy doing in your business and find a way to do more of that.
  • Identify the things you don’t enjoy doing in your business and find a way to delegate or outsource those tasks.

Business ownership can be a rewarding and fun dream. Find your fun. Delegate or outsource the rest.

The key to success in any pursuit is to focus on the FUNdamentals!


Read past articles in Greg’s Million Dollar Mindset at Promo Marketing Magazine

About The Author

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to empower distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has over 600 Members and is the $500 Million leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $38 million.