What role does passion play in the success of a small business at home start-up? In my experience it's the leading role. Any endeavor of merit has challenges to overcome, new things to learn and habits to put into practice. Small business success is no different - the role played by passion must be convincing or you may not get beyond opening night.
But, as Sam & Judy learned, there is a key supporting role to be played - Business Basics. The name of the character "Business Basics" doesn't even sound interesting or entertaining, but it's the role responsible for profit.
Passion maybe the sentimental favor, but the supporting role of Business Basics deserves a lot of credit for making your small business passion p(l)ay.