You Know You're a Business Owner When...

by Sara Harold | Feb 19, 2014

There are more than 23 million small businesses in the US. They provide us with things like coffee every morning, dry-cleaned clothes, legal representation, preventative healthcare and tax prep. Take a peek into their lives, and thank a small business owner for all they do today! (Hugs are good too.)

You can’t count the number of times you’ve heard the phrase “Wears many hats.
But you know it’s way more than the number of hats you have – metaphorically and in your closet.

 Vacation – what’s that?!
You can’t remember the last time you made it through an entire vacation without checking in with the office, reading emails or making business calls. Maybe when you retire.

It drives you crazy when people say, “But you’re your own boss! How hard can that be?”
If it was this easy, everyone would run their own business.

You’re a networking machine.

Whether it’s catching up with the president of the Chamber of Commerce at the post office or running into a potential client at dinner, you always stop to have a word (or 500). How else are you supposed to know what’s going on in your community and industry?!

You’re a planner.
A good business plan is a work of art – and you aim to be Van Gogh.


You’re part of the backbone of America – thank you for all that you do!