How Do You Know When It's Time to Quit?
I have an opportunity to take a job with a local government that will pay me what I make now or more. I'm 47 and if I was able to stay with this job for the next 20 years, I could be vested with a pension.
Quitting will also be detrimental to my brother. I do the books and have been more consistent with revenue. Though he is my partner 50/50, he is more like an employee. He does his job and goes home. I'm the one who works nights and weekends on the books, collections, taxes. What should I do?
I suggest you get help from your nearest Small Business Development Center, where you can get workshops, classes and individual counseling related to developing a good business plan and figuring out how to either grow the business, or sell it. Further, you're talking about a deep long-term relationship with your brother, and that's a tough issue, too.
It does sound like you need something to change, and that you want that, and your brother doesn't. It's time to talk, get help, and fix things.