Unless you have been living under a rock in recent months, you have likely heard the argument coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue regarding your small business.
It goes something like: “If youâve got a business. you didnât build that.Â Somebody else made that happen.Â The Internet didnât get invented on its own.Â Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
First, let me assure you that I’m not here to discuss politics.
I have gone on the record in recent times as saying that if Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are the two best candidates come November we can find to run for the world’s most powerful job, we’re all in deep trouble. There, that’s my two cents on the politics in Washington, D.C., so onto the more important stuff.
There seems to be this notion out there that small business owners are unable to do anything on their own without the intervention of Â government. Be it a loan or other assistance, Washington must somehow be involved in order for the next great small business idea to take flight.
While I was not a straight A student in high school and college history classes, I can assure you that our Founding Fathers wanted government to stay out of our lives as much as possible. Unfortunately, it seems like government is more involved in our lives these days than at any point in recent history. For the small business owner, that is not a good scenario.
Whether you have been running a small business for years, just opened one, or have that notion floating around in your head to do so, YOU are the one who makes it happen. You are also the one who is having to put forth the blood, sweat and tears to realize your dream. Lastly, you are the one that will sink or swim with your small business.
One of the best things about living in the greatest country in the world is the opportunities that are out there for each and everyone of us.Â Unlike other parts of the world where one can only dream of opening a small business, play your cards right here and you can be that person.
While we do need governmental help from time to time, YOU can start your own business, run it successfully, and even employ others without Washington lifting a finger.
Despite the fact that many small businesses fail, there are many, many more success stories that we see and hear about on a regular basis.
The question is, will you be one of the success stories?
If the answer is yes, tell the politicians in Washington that YOU built that business, not them.
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Dave Thomas has more than 20 yearsâ experience as a writer, covering news, sports marketing, SEO, press releases, social media and more. Youâll find Dave at:Â http://www.examiner.com/news-in-san-diego/dave-thomas