We see small businesses everywhere, in the plaza down the street, the office building across the road, and at the shopping malls. So what is the impact of small businesses on the economy? It is huge and mainly in the area of creating job opportunities and innovation.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine there are between 25 million and 27 million small businesses in the U.S. that account for 60 to 80 percent of all U.S. jobs. In addition to the support that small businesses provide to the local economies, they also drive the wheel of innovation and creativity. Corporate giants started as small businesses.
Being a small business owner, I know first hand what it takes to start and run a business, with all the ups and downs, the uncertainty, the tough decisions time, and the sacrifice. So I would like to say a few words of appreciation and encouragement to all small business owners:
To all my dear small business owners, thank you very much! Thank you for all your courage, vision, commitment, hard-work, patience, sleepless nights, leadership, service to your communities and sacrifice. Be proud and stand tall. Your small business is key for job creation and the growth of the economy.
When things get tough, you stay focused on what is important because you know that the rewards are multiple and it is well worth it. If starting a business was easy everyone would have done it. But you choose to start and run your own business because you have it in you.
You are not afraid of failure, you learn from it! Then you pick yourself up and build something better and never look back. You know what it takes, you know what is at stake, and you are ready and willing to do what is needed. You don’t need someone to give you a job, you will create your own job, and you will also provide career opportunities to others. And best of all you are doing what you love to do.
Again thank you very much my dear small business owner. Your entrepreneurial mission is noble and honorable.