Saturday, April 07, 2012

My Dad

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Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes

When my dad came home and told us that he had quit his job and was officially launching the company he’d dreamed of starting for years, I wish I could say we were all immediately supportive and rushed to offer our congratulations. That would be a lie. My mom essentially started to hyperventilate and my sister and I just stared at him, slack jawed. My dad had been providing for us for our entire lives, and the uncertainty of the future pretty much terrified us. He quickly reassured us that he obviously had a large enough nest egg to get us through the startup period, and that eventually his revenues would far outweigh the salary he was accustomed to getting paid. We came around quickly, and he gave us all jobs to make us feel more involved in the process. My job was to research the phone and internet piece, and my mom’s was to start sending out some emails to friends and family announcing the new business. After doing some research I recommended he go with small business xo for the phone and internet connection. It’s been a few months now, and while we’re certainly not raking in million dollar deals, we’re doing just fine. And I’ve never seen my dad happier.

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  1. My father did the same thing, back in the 80's. It was scary, but we never went hungry:) Good luck to him and your family.