Monday, May 1, 2017

It's Small Business Week ~ Let's Celebrate!

Beginning Monday, September 21st, we celebrate"National Small Business Week". 

While usually celebrated in May, the year 2020 is anything but "usual". Now more than ever we need to voice our strong support and admiration for our nation's Small Businesses! We all must recognize the hardships that this pandemic has caused and marvel at the many creative solutions so many small business owners have employed to keep their businesses going. But we also need to mourn those small businesses that could not survive.

It is also a time to honor the entrepreneurial spirit, celebrate how far Small Business has come, and realize how far we still need to go.

Sponsored by the Small Business Administration, this annual event began as a way to recognize our nation's top small business owners and those who support and advocate for small business.   

"As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness". 

Learn more about the events slated for Small Business Week, both around our nation and online, on the SBA Website!

Want to get in on the celebration?
  • Use the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek in your social posts to share what you are doing to honor Small Business. 
  • Follow the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek to find out what other small businesses are up to.
  •  Check out the live streams on the Small Business Administration Website.
  • Share Your Story! Let others know how and why you started your own Small Business. 
Every Entrepreneur has a Story! "Tweet This"

All entrepreneurs have a story. While many are similar ~ we wanted to be our own boss or needed more flexibility ~ there are also others whose stories are more unique.

But no matter what, every entrepreneur's story is interesting.

I started my small business, Access Profiles, Inc., for many of the usual reasons. I wanted the opportunity to be there while my children were young and still earn some money to contribute to the family. 

While that continued to be a driving motivation, it is what I learned about myself along the way that really surprised me.

I discovered my true strengths and weaknesses, and how to make them work for me and my business. I also found how important it was to build a strong relationship with my clients ~ one based on trust, communication, and honesty.

First and foremost, entrepreneurship has been a journey. 
It is a journey filled with many twists and turns, times of doubt and sacrifice. But I would not have had it any other way! 

You can find more about my story in "What I have Learned Starting My Own Business"!

So this week, and all year long, let's take the time to honor what Small Business has truly done for our country, and what it will continue to do. Are you ready?
Let's Celebrate Small Business and
Share Your Story! Leave a comment and let us know what drives You in your Small Business and you have learned along the way!

Please Pay it Forward and share this on your favorite social sites. 

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