Monday, June 18, 2012
Supporting small businesses
I saw this on facebook today and I keep thinking about it. These days especially, it is so important to support the little guys. In every aspect of life you will find this divide - the divide between the mega companies (in my world, that would be the Jennifer Lopez or Franck's of the industry) and the little people. There are a lot of people trying to make their way in the world, and I am a big advocate of giving the mom and pop businesses a chance first.
There is a reason we all do what we do. To those of us that are self employed, we do this because we love it. We do this because we are passionate, this isn't just a job for us. You aren't just another number, another commission. We genuinely want to help you, because it enables us to do what we love.
And by being able to do what we love, we get to help our families do what they love. And we all get to be better, happier people.
By supporting the little guys, you are doing so much more with your money than paying for a service. There's a cascading effect that you don't see, but it's magical. And appreciated so very much.
So from me, and from all my friends who own their own small businesses, thank you for your support.