My Facebook status stream is pleasantly awash today in a flurry of hashtag ridden posts reminding friends to #shopsmall for #smallbusinesssaturday often accompanied by images with inspirational quotes about how patronizing small businesses supports a family, pays for dance lessons, funnels money into the community, and improves the economy. Small businesses are often passion driven and innovative, started by people who want to make a change in the world around them, but success is hardly guaranteed. Failure rates are high, and customers often assume the owner is rolling in the cash or “getting rich” from sales. Small businesses can lend you financial stability, but they can also place you on the verge of financial ruin, to say nothing of the tremendous strain they place on personal relationships. What you perceive as a successful business owner could be one on the verge of bankruptcy and divorce. We’re all faking it until we make it, but the problem is some of never will make it. It’s a hard path to walk, and small business Saturday at least tries to reward those who choose it.
TweetHello Everyone, I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, complete with good food and even better company! We hosted Thanksgiving dinner and decided to break from tradition a little. Instead of ham, my dad used his father’s day
TweetHello Ladies, With the increased emphasis on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s easy to forget that today is Small Business Saturday which is a chance for you to show support for small businesses and by extension the local economy.