There are many reasons people get into business. For me it was creative pursuit, and being a creator of my own destiny.
You need to build your business the right way for the right reasons. If it is just for the money then you will only have a business short term.
New companies are hungry for cash, so anything you are making will go straight back into the business. And often the founder, who is working 120 hours a week, is the last person to see any returns for a long time from their hard yards.
Yet these are the businesses that succeed, and in the long run are the ones that are truly successful. By contrast, firms that are stripped of their cash to “fund” the lifestyle of their owners are very short-lived.
Building a business on passion and hard work, and surrounding yourself with great people, is the recipe for success.