Are Small Businesses Doomed to Fail?
As an entrepreneur, business is usually at least in the back of the mind, and most of us spend time thinking about plans for the new year. I’ve been thinking about how I can help meet the needs of the business owners I work with this year; what can I write about that would be helpful?
Actually, 80% of Small Businesses Succeed (at least for a while).
How often do you read articles about the high rate of failure in small business? Personally, I’m tired of it. When I want to do something better I always find it much more informative and helpful to see how people succeed at what I want to learn.
It is often easier to focus on failure than success. Kind of sad isn’t it, but we are more likely to see what we’re doing wrong than right.
Let’s Focus On What Business Does Well
So, I decided to talk about some of the issues we all face as we pursue the work we love but also what positive things can we learn from those who succeed. And to do that, I get to do one of my favorite things- talk to folks who are passionate about what they do and love to share it.
I’m off this morning to talk to the owners of Tough Cookie Bakery here in Bastrop, Texas.
Have you ever had pretzel bread? I hadn’t until I met these folks when they were selling at the Farmer’s Market – if you love soft pretzels as much as I do, you’ve got to try it! Now six years later they have a successful bakery/cafe.
Yes, I said SIX years. They have stuck it out through adversity, continued pursuing their passion with a great attitude and people love them.
I love this story of grit which they posted on Facebook. Read their story, it will inspire you, and I’ll be back tomorrow with more of their story.
In the meantime, I’m heading to the bakery.