The lazy days of summer aren’t so lazy for some industrious small business owners. Instead of spending their weekends lounging by the pool, they’re setting up tents and selling their wares at one of the thousands of outdoor festivals being held around the country each weekend this summer. Summer festivals epitomize good- old-fashioned American fun. Despite the […]
Growing a successful small business means making many sacrifices. In order to succeed you have to have the dedication and willingness to do whatever it takes. Businesses that flounder or fail often to so because the owner simply isn’t willing to make the necessary sacrifices and put forth the effort.
This past week I saw an inspiring news story about the success of a downtown business district in a small community in the St. Louis, MO area. Only two retail spaces were vacant in this small town. That’s in sharp contrast to many small town main streets with boarded up buildings and a ghost town […]
Did you know fewer than four percent of small businesses have gross annual revenues of over $1 million according to a 2012 BusinessKnowHow.com survey. Most small businesses start small and stay relatively small. Yet there are many inspiring entrepreneurial stories of companies that skyrocket from micro-enterprises to wildly successful brands.
Making the decision to become your own boss, is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a career decision. Starting and growing a business requires a major commitment of time and resources in order to succeed. Because the business consumes so much of your life, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to involve a spouse, […]