It's National Small Business Week!

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May 24, 2012
John Jantsch Why Owning a Small Business Is Equal Parts Gratifying and Terrifying
By John Jantsch
Today marks the middle of National Small Business Week in America and I find it an appropriate time to reflect on my twenty-five years as a small business owner.

Small Business Is a Path

I started my business in 1987 and I distinctly remember my friends remarking at the time that I should keep looking, maybe a good job would open up. So much has changed in the past few decades. Owning a small business is now the dream of most and surest path to living the life you were meant to live.

Owning a small business allows me to practice my passion and choose how and why and when I work.

And, small business can lead you to forks that will suck the life out of you if you blink for even an instance, if you wander into shades of moral gray, if you allow yourself to work with people you don't respect. Head and eyes up at all times on this path.

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