Shout out to small businesses

Posted by Stacy Baas on April 02, 2012 0 Comments

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day, with my daughter in the cart. A young-ish man behind me in line handed me a business card and told me his wife had just started her own business designing and sewing children’s clothes. We chatted for a bit, I told him about Zo&Co, and promised to check out his wife’s company online.

Walking away, I thought about how many people I know (or meet) who have started or are starting their own businesses. And it amazes me, now that I know how really, truly hard it is to start a company. It’s like putting your heart and soul out there for people to buy (or choose not to buy) every day. It takes all your spare time, buckets of sweat, and most of whatever ego you had when you started. And that doesn’t even include the financial risk involved.

So it just humbles me when I walk down the main street in my neighborhood and realize that nearly every business there – from the low-budget nail salon to the Michelin-starred restaurant – is a small business that someone has poured their heart into, risked their financial security on, and spent sleepless nights worrying over.

Sure makes you want to shop small, doesn’t it?

P.S. If you’re wondering, the children’s clothing business is Frances Reid Clothing, and their stuff is adorable.

 

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