In case you didn’t know it’s Small Business Week in Canada. That’s a celebration for those that are entrepreneurs or owners of small to medium sized businesses. We urge you to shop and buy from local businesses not just this week but always if possible. I try to use local businesses whenever possible to do so and although it isn’t always better in price it is usually better in service. That argument is an individual choice and not one that I will be discussing here. What I want to talk about here is the benefits of being a business owner.
I enjoy being in business owner and I think that it is something that anyone with the drive to do so should try and give it all they’ve got. Oh sure there will be those days when you don’t make a penny, there will be those weeks when you have so much work you would have more time off if you had a regular job, and there will be days when you spend your time trying to get paid. Even though most entrepreneurs work more hours than many employed people there is a sense of satisfaction that goes along with that and makes it all worth while. The fact that you are in control of your future, you are working at something you love, and your work ethic and values play a direct part in your success all make the long hours okay. The benefits of being able to move your time around as you see fit, enjoy family time when it is important to do so are all strong benefits that out way some of the negatives of being in business.
So if you are in business celebrate the fact that you had the guts to take it out on your own. Celebrate the fact that are able to control your future. You are making a difference to you career, family, and best of all you. Celebrate the fact that you are in the game. If you are a business owner I salute you. If you are thinking about becoming a business owner, do your homework and by all means join us in the game of business. We invite you to join the team.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is an entrepreneur and author of the business books Driven to Drive, Running by the Mile, and How to Start an Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps. To learn more about Bruce or purchase his books visit his website at www.outridgeenterprises.ca