Give Thanks

As we start the holidentrepreneurial business thanksgivingay season with Thanksgiving, I like to remind myself that I am grateful every day for all those in our lives that allow us to do what we do as entrepreneurs.

Let’s start with family first. As entrepreneurs, our families are the ones who most often face the impact of the long hours, lack of money and time and lack of energy. The hope of course is that at the end of the day, we’re doing it for them but sometimes it’s hard for any of us to see that light at the end of the tunnel. So let’s say thank you to all the families that support their entrepreneur. It simply would not be possible without them. For every missed meal, event or gathering, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Next we thank all the employees that make up each of these entrepreneurial companies. They too have sacrificed family for our dreams and each has contributed their skills to make the dreams happen. Without these dedicated employees, no entrepreneurial vision could ever be fulfilled. They are the spokes on the wheel as well as the axle and engine that makes it all work. Each one comes to work every day with the intent to help us build a dream and do good work, it’s our job to make sure they can. To each of these employees, we say thank you. Thank you for your dedication, integrity, hard work and curiosity that makes all entrepreneurial companies thrive.

Lastly, we thank all those customers and vendors that support the entrepreneurial dreams of all of us. Obviously, without you, we would not be able to deliver products and services, let alone generate revenue. We appreciate that fact that you use us vs. a big box store and that you appreciate the dreams and visions that all entrepreneurs share.

So as you sit down to Thanksgiving Dinner this week, take a moment to give thanks to all those who support the entrepreneurs that truly drive our great nation. Entrepreneurship would not be possible without all of them. This Saturday, November 28th, is Small Business Saturday so support a small business with your purchases and thank the employees for keeping the entrepreneurial dream alive

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