During this time of year, it's important to take a moment to reflect on all the things in life we have to be thankful for: family, friends, health, love, happiness.

Today we want to remind you to also show gratitude for your business. Big or small, 1 client or 1,000 clients, there are many reasons to be grateful today and every day.

You Had an Idea and You Went for It

There are so many people who wish they could do what you do. Sure, some days are filled with frustration and sometimes you question if it's all worth it, but the bottom line is that you had an idea and you went for it.

Maybe you were sitting in an office cubicle dreaming about being in business for yourself. Or maybe you were at home with the kids thinking of ways to make more money for your family.

No matter where your inspiration sparked, you took the initiative and turned your dream into a reality. That is an incredible accomplishment all on its own.

You Have a Job That You Love

When you make the transition from employee to small business owner, it can be frightening.

Sleepless nights filled with uncertainty…

Questions and doubts constantly tugging on your brain…

The butterflies in your stomach as you pitch your idea to your family and friends…

But then it happens. All of your plans come together, your ideas jump from paper to the big screen, and suddenly you are running your own business. Wow, does it feel good!

You Are in Control of Your Own Destiny

You no longer have to follow someone else's directions just because they said so. The business decisions are yours to make, and you finally get to control your own destiny.

Again, no one is saying that running a business is all sunshine and roses, but man, the freedom to be creative… to be true to yourself… to be able to pursue your goals in the exact way that you see fit…

It. Is. Amazing.

Please Know That We Are Thankful For...

Your readership and loyalty.

The positive impact that you and your business have on the world.

The example you are setting for future generations.

All the encouragement to keep doing what we love every single day.

We encourage YOU to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments each and every day. No matter where you're at in conceptualizing, building, expanding, or maintaining your business, you are doing great things and we are cheering you on every step of the way!

Marie McDowell
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Marie McDowell

Grammar Police, Document Doctor, Transcriptionist
I am a working mom with a degree in Business Administration. My career passions include hunting down pesky commas and exploring the dark underbelly of Microsoft Word. I live to edit and edit to live!
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