Weekly Round-up – National Small Business Week Edition

There’s never a shortage of interesting articles to read related to small business and independent retail. However, this past week was National Small Business Week (NSBW) which means the flow of relevant content shot up to 11! Here’s our run down of must read links for the week.


[Infographic] The Sacrifices and Rewards of Owning a Small Business

As a small business owner, you’re already well aware of the challenges and rewards that come with pulling yourself up by the boot straps. This infographic shows the results from a survey of small business people just like you. Take a look and see if you can relate… It’s fun to know you’re not alone.

Source: http://blogs.constantcontact.com/starting-your-own-business/


What Inspires Entrepreneurs to Work as Hard as They Do

It’s no secret that entrepreneurship is hard work. It really is not for everyone, as the saying goes. But what really drives them to work as hard as they do?  Spoiler alert: It’s different for everybody. If you’re currently trying to keep motivated in the daily grind, take a quick read of the next link and see what keeps other entrepreneurs moving forward.

Source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245779


Small Business Week

When it comes to small business no one in more in the know then the National Retail Federation; as they state over 98% or retailers are small businesses. So if you’re a mom & pop running your business on main street USA. You’ll want to dig into this collection of articles from the NRF.

Source: https://nrf.com/small-business-week


Indie Retailers Challenge Big-Box Stores on Social Networks

Small business vs. big box is the modern day David and Goliath story. Many small towns are littered with abandoned store fronts that are a testimony to the challenges faced every day by independent retailers. The good news though, is that indie folks are a hardy bunch, and they are finding new ways to go toe to toe with their local giants… and come out victorious.