What We Love About Being a Small Business
We all know that being a small business comes with it’s pros and cons. There are often more responsibilities, more decisions to make on a daily basis, sometimes longer hours, and often having to function in different roles. But there are also some things about being a small business that we wouldn’t get to experience in the corporate world. So today we wanted to take a moment to share some of the reasons we love being a small business.
What we love about being a small business.
- Being our own boss. While sometimes this can be overwhelming, it also is extremely satisfying. As the owner, you’re able to make your own decisions about the future of your business, what type of work you do, who you work with, the quality of your work, the pricing, etc. You’re able to focus on the values that mean the most to you and more often than not, these business values will align with your personal ones.
- Flexibility. Since you’re your own boss, you have the ability to be more flexible when you want to. Sure, you still have work that must be done and there are still deadlines to meet, but you also have the flexibility to decide when you want to take a vacation or if you want to take 30 extra minutes for a lunch break. You’re also able to set your own business hours. Maybe you do your best work later in the evening, so you start working later in the day to maximize this.
- Getting to work with other small businesses. One of the highlights of being a small business is the opportunity to work closely with other small businesses. It takes a variety of people to help run a business (even if you are an solo entrepreneur). You may work with a bookkeeper, accountant, assistant, or even just be in a mastermind group with other small business owners. It’s a great feeling to know that you are supporting other small business owners and helping them to reach their goals, while they’re helping you to reach yours.
- Building relationships with clients and customers. We know that building relationships with clients/customers is important in the corporate world too! But it’s definitely one of our favorite parts about our business. We love getting to know our clients and customers and creating products that they love.
Are you a small business owner? What are some of your favorite parts?
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