Ok, so this is really a pet peeve that I know many small business owners have. Not being respected and paid what we are worth. On more occasions than I care I have to remind people that what I do takes care of my family. My skills and talents that they are seeking to utilize is what pays my bills.
Far to common among small business owners is the disrespect of trying to get something for nothing. I find this to be worse if your business happens to be a service oriented business as opposed to product based. I guess if you have a tangible item, people understand it cost something. Well NEWSFLASH, my time cost something too. It takes knowledge to grow a business, build a firm, start a corporation, fund a program, write a grant, etc. That's my product. The knowledge to get it done.
Until we begin to respect the craft, small minds will remain small businesses. You have to give to get.