Archive for November, 2010
In light of Veterans Day (yesterday), we wanted to take a moment and thank veterans across the country for their service.
Because of the leadership skills and expertise they acquire during their service, many veterans go on to start and grow small businesses.
The Small Business Administration offers resources to support veteran-owned small businesses. Visit the Office of Veterans Business Development for more resources.
You might also want to check out a post we wrote back in June about the entrepreneurial resources and support available to the men and women who have served our country.
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Recounting a conversation with an incredulous someone, he quotes:
“It’s like, how does anyone start their own business? How is it even possible? How do they deal with the crippling fear and harsh economic realities?”
But Godin counters, “How can you not do it?” He says:
The people who successfully start independent businesses (franchises, I think are a different thing) do it because we have no real choice in the matter. The voice in our heads won’t shut up until we discover if we’re right, if we can do it, if we can make something happen. This is an art, our art, and to leave it bottled up is a crime.
I think his point is meant to be motivational. But this is something we see at the Women’s Business Center every day, and perhaps even more so now that the nation and the Buffalo area has become entrenched in economic hardship. People are taking this opportunity – because of a lost job, or whatever it might be – to pursue a dream, to start the business they’ve always wanted to start, to explore the possibilities of entrepreneurship, to create their own job. And we’re here to encourage dreaming, and to support this personal and economic growth.
Tell me, how can you do it? Leave a comment.