It seems like everywhere we look someone is talking about the "Small Business". They are usually talking about businesses that have 10 or so employees and do only a few $100,000 a year...well that is not the only type of small business owner...There are some that are even smaller...
I am a one man shop! I have lots of people who help here and there (usually for free)...but no employees and I will be lucky to make 10's of 1000's this year.
If the floor is clean, I vacuumed it; if there are paper towels I the bathroom, I put them there; if there is coffee and water, I bought that and brought it in.
Our profit margins are small and usually we don't even get a paycheck in that we are putting everything back into the business.
Why do we do it? When you work 7 days a week and miss family dinners etc. you ask yourself the same question...I can't speak for everyone, but I do it because...
I love what I do
I love to see the look on my customer's face when they get their quilts back
I love to share longarming with others
I love to teach and I love to quilt
I love meeting new people and I love learning new things
I am hoping to be a "bigger" small business someday
I like the thought of creating a business and paying taxes instead of taking a Gov't job that could support someone else that can't start their own business.
I also want to take a moment to praise "big" business too. I am a huge free market advocate and think that there should be some rules to keep people honest, but think that if you get "big" - good for you!
So, Hail, Hail the Small Business!!!