When does a person own too many businesses? I have a friend who boasts he owns about seven or eight businesses in my country. Not all are doing well, but the ones that do well can easily compensate for those that are struggling. It goes without saying that he works sometimes until the early hours of the morning and is more than happy to work without ever taking a break. In his eyes the great majority of people around him are lazy or lack ambition. Perhaps I am in that group with my one retail outlet that I am considering giving up perhaps to focus on two other projects. Are any of you here involved in several businesses? If not, is that your desire?