This year has been a challenging year for small businesses. Due to the restrictions and lockdowns, small businesses had to find new ways to adjust in order to be successful. This took time, effort, creative thinking, and money. With Thanksgiving around the corner, people tend to reflect on what they are thankful for. Even with pandemic and temporary regulations that make running a business more difficult, there are still many things to be thankful for. Here are a few to reflect on:
Many Reasons for Small Business Owners to be Thankful
Small business owners, especially custom shop owners, can be as creative as they desire to be. They can be creative in their designs, as well as in how they run their business.
Choice of Who to Work with
Business owners have complete control over who they hire and want to work with. This is not a guarantee when working for someone else.
Ability to Follow their Passion
Many business owners take the risk to open their business because of an interest or a passion. They are working with what they love and enjoy doing.
Support to be an Entrepreneur
In the United States, there is so much support for business owners. They can benefit from advice, expertise and funding from the Small Business Administration.
Freedom and Flexibility
Freedom and flexibility are two of the biggest reasons that people want to start their own business. They have the freedom and flexibility to change schedules, work from home, and come and go as they please. Of course, if they take too much time off of work, then the business will fail.
Thanks to technology, teams can work from home, products can be sold online and businesses can be better managed.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media platforms are excellent, cost-effective ways for branding and marketing.
We have heard of many stories where the community has come together to support local small businesses. Some consumers have bought gift cards to use for future use, others have begun to shop locally more often to help local businesses to remain open and to help local families continue to feed their families.
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