Here’s what an average day for someone who runs multiple businesses often looks like. They wake at the crack of dawn, check emails, check sales from last night, check inventory levels, check in on orders going out that day, check back on orders being processed that day, make a cup of coffee, send a tweet, check emails again, field phone calls from their wholesaler, return phone calls from customers, check email and finally get to take a swig of coffee. And that’s just before 9 a.m.
As nuts as this may sound, it isn’t far from the truth for many entrepreneurs juggling several eCommerce businesses. Multiple business owners and podcast hosts Andrew Youderian and Bill D’Alessandro discuss how to manage your expectations when you’re running two or more businesses, why so many entrepreneurs take this difficult path and tips for making it work if you do.