These days it seems there's not a lot to celebrate. Having lived the life of an entreprenuer for 20 plus years I know the ups and downs of building your own business. It often means long hours and late nights only to run up against a tough economy which means more long hours and more late nights! To get through these long hours entrepreneurs tend to draw on a firm belief in themselves but they also draw on the inspiration of others who have succeeded before them. I've often strengthened my resolve by looking at the success of others and thought "I can do that!" Although its great to dream about the success of a Steve Jobs or those Google guys, its really the support of your local community that counts. Face it, most of us will not be Steve Jobs but we can be the guy or gal with the successful tech company, print shop, manufacturer or even a staffing business. That kind of inspiration comes from your local community.
We recently were named "Small Business of the Month" by the Brampton Board of Trade. Everyone was very excited here and I have to say being recognized by your community is a great feeling! Although I can't say we did anything as earth shattering as Steve Jobs we have worked hard and I'm glad that still counts for something in this world. I also hope that in our small way we'll pass on that tradition of support and maybe help one of our fellow entrepreneurs get through another long hard night.
Thanks to the Brampton Board of Trade and the entire Brampton business community.
Geoff and Andrea
To view the Brampton Board of Trade article click here.
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