Tips For Small Business Owners, From Small Business Owners

This week, Welcomemat is joining the SBA’s celebration of small businesses!

The US Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week is April 30-May 6 this year. During one week every year, the SBA “takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others… Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.” As a company that thrives on helping small businesses succeed, Welcomemat wants to celebrate our small businesses as well!

To celebrate this week and give some tips to fellow small business owners, we’ve asked our clients and our franchisees to answer one big question…

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned as a small business owner?

Just to whet your appetite, here are a few answers!

“As a small business [owner], you become the business, and it’s difficult to separate yourself from the business. However, the future success of your business depends […on you being yourself] – not the business!” -Juan Velasco, Salon Owner

“Learning from others that have been down the road before you… is one of the best [kinds of] research you can do for your business.” -Nancy Nguyen-Kyger, DDS