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Are you a Business Owner or a Business Doer?

There are two kinds of business owners: Those that love running a business and those that love doing the business.

Business doers are the ones that love to DO the work of the business. They often would rather have someone help run the business for them so they can focus on the production side of things. Most business doers will take on more than they should before hiring more people to help them, but they love what they do.

Business owners are those that love running a business. They start with businesses they enjoy, but the type of business doesn’t matter as much, so long as it can be a successful business. Doing the work is fine for a while, but they’d much rather hire experts to do it for them. Owners tend to be big idea people, they develop the strategies for success, but rely on others to make it happen.

So what are you?

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

2 Responses to Are you a Business Owner or a Business Doer?

  1. I’d prefer to be

    70% Business Owner

    30% Business Doer

    Notice that the most successful are the Owners.

    P.S. Dentists with own practices, SEOs, etc are business doers. They employ themselves. If they leave for a 2 months vacation they’ll come back to a parking lot built where their business used to stand.

    Goal in life (for many people) is to OWN a business that can run without you being there 24/7. That’s when you can work ON your business instead of IN it.

  2. Stoney G deGeyter
    Stoney deGeyter says:

    I could not have said it better myself. In regards to SEO I love the business, but this isn’t the business I HAVE to operate, it just happens to be one that I’m good at. But if not this then I could operate any other business and be content. In my mind, a business that cannot be sold it not a business worth doing.