Be Thankful for your Family

As a small business owner my own family is very important to my success. My spouse was 100% behind my idea to start a advertising agency and walk away from my previous job as a advertising consultant in the Yellow Page industry. Going into business for yourself is the biggest risk/endeavor human beings confront as they try to support themselves and their family financially. The risk of the unknown is not for everyone and I have been so thankful for the 100% commitment my own spouse has provided me as we have continued to grow our business.

I often work late hours, on weekends and at times have to take business calls during important family scheduled time. My family always comes first, yet knowing my spouse supports my business allows me to also be able to take care of my customers which is so important to my companies own business plan.

I also realize that some folks aren’t as fortunate as I am. I know scores of small business owners who were married and their wife or husband were so frozen by financial fear that it hindered the success and growth of their business venture.

Hopefully like myself, you too are blessed with a supporting family and extended family that is rooting and cheering for your success. It’s surely a wild ride but a lot better than getting mixed up in the middle level managed confusion of corporate America or working for a company just to pay the bills. My faith is in my business and I feel fortunate to be apart of a goal that has a valued purpose for the local small business owner.