Thanksgiving time is here and FreshLime is thankful for YOU, the hard-working small business owner! We live and breathe small businesses here at FreshLime, and we think it’s time to tell you why we work so hard to help businesses succeed.
Business owners work hard. Running a business, managing employees, maintaining a positive online presence, working 50+ hours a week, etc. is no easy task. We understand that and that’s why we put our hearts and souls into making life a little easier for those who inspire us everyday- business owners.
Now is the perfect time to show gratitude, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the things we love most about small and local business owners:
You Inspire Those Around You
Everyone has dreams and aspirations, but many people are too afraid to take the big leap and live those dreams. We’re thankful for small business owners because they inspire others to jump into the unknown to chase their dreams! We love working with small business owners every single day, because we love to see your dreams continue to grow. We are always impressed by your hard work and perseverance to make those dreams come true!
You Keep the Economy Alive
Did you know that small businesses make up 99% of all businesses in the United States? That means that small businesses have a HUGE impact on our nation’s economy. Small businesses are in the driver’s seat when it comes to innovation and creating, including when we’re talking about creating new jobs. Small businesses make up about 70% of new jobs and employ millions and millions of people. If that isn’t keeping the economy alive, we don’t know what is!
You Provide Jobs for Others
As previously mentioned, small businesses make up about 70% of new jobs and they are responsible for employing millions of people in our country. That means that you, as the business owner, are providing an opportunity for others to work hard, showcase their talents, and put food on the table at home. That’s a big responsibility, and not one that is taken lightly. We see that you are providing jobs for other people, and we appreciate that about you!
You Work Hard to Help Your Customers
Customers contact businesses because they have a need. When you own a business in the service industry, your customers often contact you in a time of panic and stress because their needs might be: a broken heater in the cold of winter, an expensive and damaging leak in their home or a pest infestation. You work hard for your customers by going above and beyond to make a difference for them and help make things right in their world. We love that about small business owners! The personal touch of working with a small business really shows, and it means a lot to consumers.
To end our letter of gratitude on an even more positive note, here is an article full of small business success stories!
For more insights on marketing strategy that actually works for small business, connect with Jay Bean, Founder of FreshLime and Small Business Marketing Expert on LinkedIn and Twitter. If any of these tips have helped you or if you have anything to add, please comment below. We’d love to hear from you!