Keep your shop and your shop will keep you
Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.
Prov. If you work hard at running your business, then your business will always make enough of a profit to support you. When Grandpa turned his hardware store over to me, he said, "It's hard work, but it's a good living. Keep the shop and the shop will keep you."
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.