Spotlight your hard working employees.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according to the SBA. This includes your employees. When is the last time you had a heart to heart with your team that helps turn your passion into profit? Late is better than never.
This week, ask them to share why they love working for a small business – particularly yours – and create an inspiration wall for your team to post their stories. Not only can this boost morale, but it can catalyze a company culture that operates on a feedback loop of continuous communication and improvement.
Personally highlight outstanding entrepreneurs locally.
The SBA is hosting live events in several cities throughout the week and providing educational webinars to help your small business thrive. If you can’t attend an event in a designated city, or watch events live-streamed online, consider small, yet impactful, ways to celebrate.
For example, an impromptu outing with another local small business may be in order? Perhaps, you could make it a priority to recognize the work of a fellow entrepreneur within your community by taking him or her to lunch? Take the time to make that connection you’ve been putting off. As we know, small beginnings often lead to bigger things.
As Aristotle once said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Today, and every single day, we celebrate your essential part in America’s small business ecosystem, at the same time remembering that together we can do more.
Happy Small Business Week! Join the social media conversation with hashtags #DreamSmallBiz and #NSBW15.
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