Did you participate in Small Business Week last week (May 1-7)?
Each day throughout the week included a different topic, and the week was full of webinars and events. Webinars and presentations were (and still are!) available to watch online (you can watch them here). You can see the conversation that took place throughout the event on Twitter with the hashtag #DreamSmallBiz.
Did You Know: More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
Our biggest takeaway from the week involved investing in things that we don’t normally think about when it comes to our small business. We can get so caught up in the day-to-day that we forget to invest in what’s most important. There are three things you should be investing in when it comes to your business:
- Your employees.
Sometimes we tend to focus on the sales side of the business because that’s where we see the money. However, the three things above are just as, if not more, important when it comes to the success of your business. If you don’t take care of yourself, how can you run a business? If you don’t take care of employees, can you expect them to care about the overall goal of the business? If you don’t market, what’s the point?
Small businesses are important, and as small businesses, we all have a connection. If you haven’t already, it helps to network with other small businesses. Reach out to someone that has participated in Small Business Week before, or even just a fellow entrepreneur. We can all learn a lot from each other, and it’s important to help each other out.