Like other expectant mothers, I was counting the weeks until the birth of my first child. Unlike other expectant mothers, however, I gave birth prematurely at 28 weeks, two months shy of my due date, to a 12-ounce, 10-inch-long baby girl. Babies born this early rarely survive, and needless to say, I spent the next six months at her bedside in the NICU, as much as, if not more than, I was allowed, fighting for her life.
Entrepreneurs are often so busy attending to the day-to-day crises in their businesses that a true life-changing crisis like this would leave their businesses in chaos, if not ruin. My six-figure pet-sitting business, on the other hand, survived and flourished because of the people, systems and processes I had already put in place. I call these people, systems and processes the border collie, Jack Russell terrier, pit bull and poodle.
Click through the slides to find out if you’ve got these puppy personalities on your payroll.