When you choose your career and start to create a business plan, you would usually lean towards an industry that you’re passionate about. It may already be in the back of your head that certain businesses are more stressful than others, but this might be all part of your long-term agenda. When your workplace starts to take over your entire life, it may be worth rethinking your career plan and moving on to another type of business. Having more flexibility with time is always appealing, but these are some businesses that certainly don’t always provide you with the freedom you’d like as an owner.

Dental Practices

Running a dental practice is not only demanding on your mental health, but it can also put a lot of strain on your schedule too. There is so much to be done as a dental practice owner, which may lead you towards the idea of selling your premises one day in the near future. You may not realize but dental practice selling is actually very quick, simple and affordable to do. There are specialist companies out there who can connect you with well-matched buyers and list your dental practice on their platform. This requires no long term commitments from you and everything is completely anonymous so you don’t have to worry about your name being published.


Running a restaurant is probably one of the most stressful types of businesses you can run, not to mention the unsociable hours that go hand in hand with this line of work. As a restaurant owner, you will be aware that the overhead and staffing costs are expensive and profit margins are slim, so it is very difficult to sustain for the long term.

Legal Firms

If you’re a partner or partial owner of a legal firm, you will know first-hand how difficult it is to enjoy time with family and find a balance with home life. As well as balancing the time demanding job roles, you also have to deal with clients who can often be hard to work with too. In some cases, you may feel extremely fulfilled with the job you do at your law firm, but there are often many late nights and early mornings involved in the process.

Medical Offices

It’s no secret that doctors and healthcare workers are some of the most burnt out members of society, especially when it comes to running their own medical offices. As well as helping out their patients with medical issues and procedures, there is also added pressure of keeping track of finances, paying employees and meeting targets. Owning and running a medical office is a stressful business that may be difficult to sustain for the long-run.

Sustaining a business can be extremely tricky at times, especially when there’s so many different angles to consider. Whether you’re running a dental practice or a legal firm, it’s likely that you’ll be living at the office and spending less time with your family. Hopefully, this will show you that there is a way out of every tricky business and you can find something you truly enjoy eventually.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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