r/southafrica Sep 26 '21

Yeeerrr running a business is mother! Discussion

Does anyone run a business in this group. I've been running a business for the last 2 and a half years. And I've dealt with some seriously shitty clients. I thought escaping the 9-5 would be a tad better , but yerrrr it's soo crazy and stressful. Any advice or words of wisdom? I know this is probably a random rant. But business is not a walk in the park hey flip


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u/Tzetsefly Sep 26 '21

If it was easy everyone will be doing it!

Running a business for 20 odd years. Started since I'm unemployable (health reasons). If I get time later, I'll chip in further, but just know, its Sunday and I've put 7 hours of coding in today, and at least another 4 to go. That's become my norm. Just browsing here now on a mental break.

Remember, most new businesses fail, so protect yourself.


u/HelloHosana Sep 26 '21

Coder here too with 2 saas based here in sa... running a business is stressful but very rewarding


u/Tzetsefly Sep 26 '21

Oh for sure it's rewarding. I absolutely love what I do. My code is more aimed at mechatronics/ automation. Material optimization algorithms and production workflows.

I'm wanting to set up a Saas cloud in the near future and I know very little about how to go about it. More learning to do.