Hi all -
Since 1984, when I started my first business, I have probably met tens of thousands business owners and employees. Or as my office mate said “tons of them.”
This started the gears in my brain to engage and it led me to an interesting question. Over the years, many people working in these small businesses told me they enjoy it and wouldn't trade it for a job in a big corporation. The key comment I always heard was “working in a small business, there was never a dull day.”
So. I ask you, "What can you always count on working in a small business that can break up a dull day?"
I started to write down a few and thought it would be a great idea to post my answers in a blog and see what others can add to the list. If you have a few seconds, drop by my blog and just maybe, I’ll get “tons” of them to share with you. The more the merrier.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday season.
Thanks for sharing with us MD! Your posts are great! I'd love to hear what our Small Businesses love about their business!
Have a wonderful and safe holiday season as well!!
Well, I'm a pro drummer by trade and had a successful career playing with hundreds of bands through the years as well as major artists, television shows, concert halls, Vegas showrooms, etc. I never thought anything could match all of that. But once my company started gaining some traction years back, this business world starting getting real fun! We often hear of the headaches of running your own company but there are also so many great things. Here are just a few:
I could go on and on!
Mike - I agree with you 100%. You found the formula like I did - it's not a job, but a profession. When you view it as a profession, it's more meaningful and you can expend more energy.
I love sharing what I have learned. Every time I engage a new customer, I give it my all to help that customer succeed with everything we are working on. There goal for the relationship means a lot to me.
That's why, there is never a dull day around my office.
A drummer, huh? Who was your favorite? Rock it was Bonham, Jazz, it was Morello. There are so many more, but those two always come to mind first.
I've got a lot of favorites: Vinnie Colauita, Bill Berg, Keith Carlock, Dennis Chambers, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Tony Royster Jr., Steve Smith, JoJo Mayer, Mark Guiliana, Peter Erskine, Mike Clark, Tony Williams, Ronald Bruner Jr.
There are so many more I've left out.