7 Reasons Why It Rocks to be a Small Biz Owner

National Small Business Week 2014 has arrived! May 12 – 16 is a time to celebrate the achievements of small It rocks to be a small biz owner.businesses – and acknowledge their positive impact on our local communities.

If you’re a small biz owner, it’s also time to reflect on why it rocks to be who you are and do what you do! Who’s with me?

7 Things to Celebrate About being a Small Business Owner

  • Satisfaction of creating your own career destiny and building something from the ground up.
  • The opportunity to do what you enjoy – and get paid for it!
  • Flexibility with your schedule
  • Camaraderie of other small business owners
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development at every turn
  • Looking back, and realizing, “Wow, I’ve come a long way!”
  • Never a dull moment

Now nearly half way through my fifth year of working in my freelance writing business, I’m grateful for all of the above.

I wouldn’t call these past 4+ years easy; I’ve worked harder than ever before. But knowing it has been on my terms has somehow made the occasional moments of stress, frazzle, and exhaustion more bearable than when I experienced them working for others in a corporate environment.

I know my fellow freelancers and small biz owners also work exceptionally hard to build their businesses, make a name for their brands, and satisfy their customers.

So here’s to you, friends! I salute you for your determination and tireless effort to consistently show the world that small businesses might be small, but they’re also mighty in many ways.

P.S. Here are a few ideas to go the extra mile to support your small business community this week:

  • Schedule your client meetings at  locally-owned coffee shops or eateries.
  • Buy your Father’s Day (or belated Mother’s Day) gifts  at a privately-owned gift shop.
  • If you’ve got Happy Hour plans with anyone, move them to a small-town pub in your area.
  • It’s never too early to start tackling your Christmas shopping. Get a jump on it at local boutiques and specialty shops.
  • Give your favorite locally-owned stores, restaurants, and service businesses a shout out on social media.
  • Visit Yelp, Google Reviews, Foursquare, Trip Advisor, etc. and write glowing reviews of  your favorite small businesses.

By Dawn Mentzer
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Dawn
Full-time independent content writer and copywriter based in Lancaster County, PA. I am not Amish nor do I drive a horse and buggy, but they pass by my house every day. I'm a fitness enthusiast, lover of live theater, and I believe everyone should adopt a pet from a rescue (unless you're allergic). I specialize in blog content, website copy, newsletter articles, industry editorials, press releases, and social media profile content. Please note that when reading my blog, you interpret and use the content at your own discretion and risk. Tips and guidance that have worked for me, may not produce the same outcome in your situation.

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