Celebrating Small Business
If you’ve never heard of it, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. After big box retailers hit you with huge sales, huge lines, and often, huge headaches on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to get out and support the small business owners in your community.
Starting a small business takes passion, commitment, and a willingness to take on any challenge in pursuit of your dream and it truly is one of the hardest jobs in America. According to a recent survey*, half of small business owners feel like they can never be away from their business and don’t have any time to focus on themselves. As a small business owner, you are also the sales, marketing, operations, customer service, payroll, accounts payable, HR departments, and more. Which may lead you to ask, why would anyone ever want to own a small business?!
When asked why they do it, 62 percent say the opportunity to pursue their passion led them to business ownership. Closely followed by the freedom to control their professional life (59 percent) and flexibility (50 percent). It’s not surprising to see that passion is the main driver. We see that passion every day in our 9Round owners. It manifests in the form of quality, commitment, and forging real customer relationships. We see it in the dedication to changing the lives of the people in their local communities. In the words of one 9Round Owner, “You’re sculpting a positive difference in people’s lives.” And that matters to small business owners.
This Small Business Saturday, we’re giving a shout-out to all of our 9Round Franchise Partners who are out there in their communities every day, making fit happen!
To all of our 9Round owners, you are the people who work to create positive change in people’s lives. You keep our business humming with your expertise, your passion, and your sheer determination to succeed. As the backbone of our economy and the fabric of our communities, you carry quite a load. We want to thank you for all that you do, and for how incredibly well you do it. Working every day to make members stronger in 30 minutes, physically and mentally.
Do you have the passion and determination to become a successful business owner? Learn more about becoming part of one of the fastest growing fitness brands in the world, here.
Source: Constant Contact *Small Business Survey, 2015