The Road to Success …

It’s unclear just how many start-up businesses fail. There’s no doubt that trying to start your own company isn’t easy. There are many struggles and obstacles that may prevent you from reaching the success you desire. However, perseverance and hard work are basic elements you’ll need to assist you in reaching your goal. And for those who succeed? They become part of the recent statistics of small businesses that account for 54 percent of all sales in the U.S. and provide 55 percent of all jobs, according to US Small Business Administration.

Small-business owners make up a diverse group. The population they represent varies widely. They are the young entrepreneurial spirits seeking to fulfill their dreams; they are the corporate employees who lost their jobs and are trying something different; they are older adults looking for something more rewarding or challenging as they age; they are the risk-takers who see an opportunity and seize it.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing several stories about small businesses and their owners, highlighting their struggles and their successes. Hopefully, as these stories unfold, you’ll be able to visualize the small-business statistics in America coming to life or relate to the stories I’m sharing. I feel fortunate to be a part of this group and, also, to be able to work with them to help them succeed.

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