October 11, 2018 | By Peyton Sawyer
After a long hot summer, most people welcome the change of season. The leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of red and yellow, the air becomes just a bit more brisk, and most people begin to adjust their daily routine. Abandoning the care-free feeling of summer to step back into the routine that Fall conjures is usually welcomed. For children, the new school year has already begun, assigning their parents with the duty of packing lunches, washing uniforms, and helping with homework. As for the rest of us, that is adults with no children, anticipating the change in weather and routine is a way of moving forward.
As Fall arrives, so does a new mindset for many shoppers. As the saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new”. Consumers are ready to spend. Whether it is on clothing, repairs, or Christmas presents, industries across the board can profit. Seasonal businesses have the opportunity to thrive, as well as every other business in existence. As a business owner, you should be thankful as the holiday season approaches. Thanksgiving can mean many different things for many different people, but for business owners, it can mean the difference between making a profit or taking a loss. All business owners should look at is what they have achieved this year and give thanks.
Personal and Professional Accomplishments
You may believe that your personal and professional accomplishments are not related, but they are actually one in the same. As a small business owner, personal and professional life go hand in hand. Taking the dream of owning a business and making it a reality is a professional success, but it is also very personal. The process of developing an idea from start to finish, like your business, is very close to home. Be proud of what you have created, and be thankful to have been afforded the opportunity.
Loving What You Do
Not many people love what they do, but for many small business owners, that is just not the case. Owning a small business provides knowledge and power. Living life on your terms, having a place to call your own, and knowing that you took an idea and built it into a business, is an incredible feeling for anyone. Though there may have been some road blocks along the way, escaping the 9 to 5 grind is a feat that most would love to accomplish.
Being Part of the Community
By owning a small business, you have the opportunity to give back to the community you live and work in. Small businesses promote growth within a community by providing jobs, contributing to the local economy, and helping to fund schools in the area.
Recognize all that you have accomplished over the past year by giving thanks this Thanksgiving. Once you have done that, take the time to set new goals for the upcoming year. If you have been wanting to expand, or make necessary changes to grow your business, then do it. Set a business plan in motion. Don’t let anything stop you.
If money is the only obstacle standing in the way of success, consider some funding alternatives. With option of business financing you may have all the assistance you need to execute the plan you have created. Remember, there is no reward without risk.