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    bb1
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    Well of course we do, we are small business’s so obviously we must understand small business… What a silly question !!!!!

    And from that question I am not thinking about your own small business, although sometimes I would question that as well (even myself). It is more a question do you understand the world of small business or your dealings with other small business.

    Or are we all just so engrossed in our own world and forget about everyone around us.

    Be interested in other peoples views.

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    MissSassy
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    This really depends on the person.

    The interesting thing that I often see is that based on value, people undervalue other businesses and think that perhaps someone is not worth what they are worth.

    Assuming you choose a reputable business, you should be able to trust their professional ability.

    You see this with people doing their own websites or wanting someone to do their gardening or cleaning and not wanting to pay an honest rate for it. If we all respected each others professions a little more we would all get better value and undoubtedly a better outcome.

    For example when I had my website redone recently I let the designers have creative freedom. After all it’s what they do. There is no point in me trying to tell them how to do their job as then my site will not look as good as if I let them be.

    Finally if we all support a few small businesses we also support their family and their ability to stay in business and self-employed.

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    Burgo
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    On Facebook you often see “support your local small business”. Ive been doing this for around 50 years, and its nice to be able to visit or call and be welcomed as a family member.( well a long friend).
    I always suggest to soloists starting out advertise in your local newspaper, this way you become a local small business a platform to develop from.
    Your local small business often gives support to the community that support them. You just never know who may support you and I have seen many business develop in partnership working together but still individual, offering a service envied by the bigger players.
    What happens is that if your happy with the service you tell others and so if your local customer is happy with the service you give them you get Cheerleaders who tell every one just how good you are. This is what small business is about, providing a service that others cant give, being flexible to develop the area that brings in the cash, and dispense with the ones that dont.
    Follow your passion, be yourself, and be honest with your customers.
    The secret for success is to believe in yourself.

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    Jason Ramage
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    Interesting post.. and interesting guru’s replying :)

    i had a big reply, cut it, reviewed it, altered it, truncated it and then finally just deleted it.. To answer your question, YES, although sometimes the become detached when grappling onto the life preserver that sometimes their skills set is put to the side and ignored :(

    As its a generalisation, i will not spruik about myself.. LOL… and rest my comments there..

    Cheerio

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    bb1
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    HarryLuke Logistics, post: 220441, member: 34537 wrote:
    Interesting post.. and interesting guru’s replying :)

    i had a big reply, cut it, reviewed it, altered it, truncated it and then finally just deleted it.. To answer your question, YES, although sometimes the become detached when grappling onto the life preserver that sometimes their skills set is put to the side and ignored :(

    As its a generalisation, i will not spruik about myself.. LOL… and rest my comments there..

    Cheerio
    I was hanging out for the extended version!!!!!

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    arrowwise
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    Most of us feel we are experts in what we do. If you start hanging out with other business owners through networking groups etc common themes start to resonate. Yes there are many unique attributes, but interestingly enough there are many common pain points and issues. Product / service side is specialised, while there are common themes in core running functions such as accounting, sales etc.

    The world of small small business is increasingly complex in terms of the combination of juggling involved to make a buck. 50 years ago there would have been plenty of juggling to do, just a lot more confined and tangible traditional juggling without all this technology stuff and global workforce / economy components.

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