Today let’s have a little motivational write-up. I wonder whether you have ever met the type or class of entrepreneurs who are always and persistently apologetic about their small business or enterprise. Have you? Possibly you have. If you haven’t, one day you will. Not surprising at all because there are people who think big is good, and small is not good. Isn’t it? Yet in this very world there are people working day and night to make big things small. Some people like humongous things; others like small things. It’s diversity – and there is no crime in being big or small. Of course big enterprises say a lot about success, but you can be a successful entrepreneur without owning a huge regional or global enterprise. Can’t you?
Andrew Griffiths once said, I quote, “Often small business owners are almost apologetic for being a small business. I think it is well and truly time to move on from this mindset and embrace the fact that small businesses are the engine of the business world; there are millions of them and they generally lead the way in all industries”. Now, are you an entrepreneur who fits into this category? In other words, when introducing your company you start with phrases like ‘we are a small………….etc’. Do you know that once you start this way you are indeed giving power to your larger competitors? Who told you anyway that everybody is looking for big businesses to transact with? Are you not short-changing yourself? Now, read on below!
In conclusion, if you chose to make yourself and your business pathetically small by your own words or approach, that is up to you. Isn’t it? My advice to you is that you stop despising small beginnings. Just be smart – and that small enterprise you have today will be making waves in ten years to come. Growth is only natural under the right environment. Don’t you think so Mr. Entrepreneur? Isn’t it amazing to see a child grow and develop over the years? Now, what about your enterprise? Never be apologetic for being a small business. Period!
The Wise Entrepreneur