Small Businesses Rule! Support Your Local Community

Small Businesses Rule! Support Your Local Community

To many people, the American dream includes owning your own business. But it’s not easy. As a small business owner, it’s likely you juggle several tasks at once. Your family and business can consume upwards of 16 hours a day, and sometimes you may feel under appreciated and underpaid. However, you’re also responsible for many of the greatest things about this nation, and you have benefits and opportunities beyond what most others will ever achieve.

Small Businesses Rule! Support Your Local Community

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The Economy

Small businesses employ more than half of all American workers and are responsible for the creation of 80 percent of the new positions throughout the United States, according to USA Today. When small businesses fail, so does the nation as a whole. The U.S. government understands this, which is why, in times of economic difficulty, the government moves to encourage small businesses and their owners first. Without small businesses, the entire country would fall.

Inspire Others

Everyone wants to own their own business and be their own boss. Small business owners show that success truly is possible, no matter how difficult it may seem. As noted in Entrepreneur, small businesses are seen as the underdog, especially when confronting large corporations.

Show Community Support

Small Business Saturday falls on November 30th this year. It shows small business owners exactly how much they are appreciated by their community. On SBS, consumers all over the nation forego shopping at large stores, and instead make purchases at local shops. Consumers aren’t the only ones who support small businesses on this day. Companies such as American Express, which offers the highly-rated American Express Plum Card for small business owners, also supports the small business industry by offering customers credits on their small business purchases.

Customer Service

Small businesses tend to have far better customer service, which means that customers tend to trust them more than larger companies. Small businesses communicate better with their customers and truly want to help them. A small business owner will also often help their customers directly, which means clients don’t have to go through a lengthy chain of command to get results.

Your Success Rides on You

Above all, one of the best aspects of being a small business owner is that your success directly relates to your hard work. You don’t need to rely on being noticed by your employer and getting a raise, and you know that every hour you spend on your work directly translates into profits. If you want to forego some income to take a vacation or reduce your hours, you can. If you want to work harder and open another shop in hopes of more profits, you can. You have the freedom and flexibility to do whatever you wish, and your income will continue to grow as you put more effort into it.

Guest Author Ryan Webb

Ryan owns a landscaping company and writers about lawn care and gardening tips.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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