6 Reasons to Appreciate Entrepreneurship This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is upon us once again, a time when Americans eat delicious food, spend time with family, and (hopefully) step away from work. And as always, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on what you’re grateful for.
And why not? After all, gratitude has been proven to increase health and happiness. In fact, studies have shown that people who practice gratitude experience fewer aches and pains, feel healthier, are more resilient, and even sleep better than those who don’t. Thanksgiving or not, everyone should make a habit of practicing gratitude. Read more.
If you’re traveling this holiday week, please stay safe. Take extra time if you’re driving. Be patient if traveling by plane. And, be alert if vacationing. Enjoy. #Thanksgiving #travel #staysafe
Franchises are Small Business Too!
Franchises are small business just like Mom & Pop businesses on Main Street, USA. And, just like those independent business owners, franchise owners take entrepreneurial risk, invest their life savings, work long hours, give back to their local communities, compete with big box retailers and much more.#SmallBusinessSaturday #ShopSmall #ShopLocal #ShopFranchise #DineSmall #DineLocal #DineFranchise
45 facts about small businesses in America
Data from 2017 and 2018 showed that fewer than 80% of businesses make it beyond their first year, while only around half survive for at least five years or more. In 2019 small businesses provided employment for nearly 60 million workers, and the pressure of making payroll every week can be decimating if sales don’t meet expectations. And that was before the pandemic took its toll, shuttering thousands of small businesses, some closing temporarily but many for good. Small Business Saturday—when independent sellers hold sales and specials to attract holiday shoppers away from Amazon and big-box retailers—falls on Nov. 28 this year. Supporting these businesses has quite possibly never been more important. Read more.
Entrepreneur’s Thanksgiving: Reasons to be thankful in running a business
Thanksgiving is such a special time, and for those of us who have been fortunate enough to be able to start a business, we have more to be thankful for than ever. I was thinking of my own life as an entrepreneur and CEO of CorpNet. Every day running a business, marketing my business, working with my treasured small business employees and customers, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for so many things. Read more.
5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Ease the Inevitable Holiday Stress
For the better part of my life — well into my adult years — I celebrated the holiday season much like Ralphie in A Christmas Story. I welcomed the season by hanging holiday lights, starting Christmas music as early as Thanksgiving and re-watching every classic Christmas movie all month. It was the time of year that I allowed myself the indulgence of acting much younger than my years reflected.
Entrepreneurs: What Are You Most Thankful For?
“As an entrepreneur, I am most grateful to those first few customers who took a chance on us during the early days. The first customers are far and away the hardest to secure. Every enterprise startup needs a first customer who believes enough in the startup idea to look past startup risks and is willing to invest into the future potential of the product. Thank you!”Marius Moscovici, Founder & CEO, Metric Insights