I was listening to a podcast the other morning. A word jumped out to me. The word “passion.” A common thread in some of my recent writings has been about having a passion for your business. One of the first things I gauge in the small businesses I mentor is the degree of passion exhibited by the business owner. Unless they are completely absorbed into their own business, then they have a major roadblock to the success of that business. In other words, is there business a bona fide business or is it a hobby.