Small business is a primary employer in America. Mom and Pops may be run by Mom and Pop, but most employ one or two employees – or more – depending on their needs. Small business is critical to the economy.
Small business supports local activities, pays taxes that help fund municipal services, and provides jobs. According to a 2012 Small Business Administration report small businesses account for 64 percent of net new private-sector jobs, 49.2 percent of private-sector employment, 42.9 percent of private-sector payroll, 46 percent of private-sector output and 43 percent of high-tech employment.
So, yes, small businesses are important.
What does it take to survive in the hostile environment of big box stores, online shopping, taxes and government regulation? Below are 10 tips for fighting the good fight, and winning.
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Because it took a while to write my latest book –Thunder Prime, Hunter’s Light – you might think the process was a real drag. SO not so. Part of the problem was a tendency to go down divergent paths that complicated a basically simple story. I don’t think I’ll write another Thunder Prime novel, but in Hunter’s Light, there are a couple of characters with their own stories to tell. We shall see.
Between Bawdy McClure and Hunter’s Light, I published two novels – Finding Family and Blind Curve – and two chap books of poetry. In other words, I have not been idle, I’ve just had a dickens of a time focusing. For quite a while I wrote with some frequency on One Roof Publishing, also my author website, consequently the actual NAME of the site, but for the last three months I’ve been doing other things. Now it’s time to do the thing I most want to do, write and publish.
I’m reminded regularly that it’s a no-no to ask people to buy my books. The blogging gurus say to provide worthwhile content that serves the greater good. I don’t mind that, but guess what, I’m a writer. The only way I am compensated for my work, is when you buy my books. So, please, buy my books.
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