Next week is National Small Business Week and I would like to congratulate all the owners and employees of Small Businesses.
I believe that the contribution that Small Businesses make to our society in North America is greatly under appreciated and the economic contribution is under estimated.
People seem to think that bigger is better but as seen in recent economic times, do large corporations really set examples by which we should run our businesses?
Is working for a large corporation really better then working for a small organization?
Is getting the large corporation as a client really much better then serving many small clients?
Perhaps as a society we should do all we can to encourage entrepreneurship. Many jurisdictions offer very low tax rates for small business and provide support services to help small business owners learn how to run a business.
In the US organizations like SCORE, and BDC in Canada provide mentoring services to new entrepreneurs and these are invaluable resources.
Individuals like John Jantsch (www.ducttapemarketing.com) are fantastic resources to learn how to market your small business.
Organizations like HTG founded by Arlin Sorensen (www.htgmembers.com) provide Peer Mentoring to small business in the IT Services Field. Next week in Washington DC, there is a conference celebrating Small Business Week and the contribution the millions of Small Business make. http://www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/index.php
Congratulations to all those making a difference in our lives.
Binatech System Solutions
Hamilton, ON and West Seneca, NY