Saturday, I’ll be speaking on “Small Business, Big Impact” with a cast of all-stars at BlogWorld Expo. So I have a special question for you:
How has Small Biz Survival made a difference in your small business?
Feel free to answer that question, or just give any kind of regular brag. Add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.
It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.
This particular basket is open from Oct. 16-18, 2009. (I put dates so you won’t accidentally leave a comment on an old basket.)
How does it work? You write a comment on this post. You tell something great about your week, or you give plaudits to someone who did good stuff this week. Or you celebrate a terrific failure. It’s not an ad; it’s a conversation with friends. So jump in.
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Scott Townsend says
Small Biz Survival has reinforced the idea for me that you are only as small as you think you are.
Becky McCray says
Good one, Scott. You certainly knew that before, I’m sure.
Rod Murrow says
I think that SmallBizSurvival has shown me that “small town” and “small business” are not negative terms – and that it’s possible to start with an idea, build on it and tweak it, and turn it into a successful business venture. SBS is a great resource, too – sort of like a large “Q and A” database for small business.
While we are a small business ourselves, our job, among many things, is helping small businesses in our small town. I am always sending your posts around to our businesses downtown and to other Ohio Main Street programs.
One recent post, “Did you really find me on the internet” really struck a cord with the owner of Runions’ Furniture here in Orrville. Jack recognized that embracing the web means more than just having a web site. He has since set up a Facebook fan page, purchase a Flip video camera, and has now posted his first video highlighting a new design in sleeper sofas.
I thought this was a great opportunity to brag on not only Small Biz Survival but also Jack Runion and Runions’ Furniture.
I did it! This week I have secured all of the funding I needed to buy the small business that I wanted for my retirement! For over a dozen years now I have worked on a daily basis with small business hopefuls and owners, encouraging them to write that business plan and do the work that I know is necessary to have a successful business start. For the last 6 weeks I have had to take my own advice, and though some of it was hard to do, I am happy to say it worked! By the end I this month (if closing goes OK) I will be the new owner of Cimarron Wine & Spirits in Waynoka OK.
Thistle Cove Farm says
Encouragement. I read SBS for the encouragement and to find out what other folks are doing for their particular market.
Becky McCray says
Wow! I’m way behind here, but let me catch up.
Dr. Murrow, thank you so much. I love the idea of being a Q&A database for small business!
Darrin, thank you! i love the example you’ve brought. Congrats to Jack for really getting this idea!
Big congrats to OkieJ!! You’ve reached a major milestone, and I’m so excited for you!
Thistle Cove Farm, thank you. I’m so glad you find encouragement here!