There are countless stories about small business start-ups. As the author notes, “my father is a small business owner. He came to the United States in 1967 – learned a new language, forged some key relationships, invested the little money he had and started his own graphics firm in 1972. That business served clients, employees, community and family very well for almost 40 years.”
Achim Neumann, President, President, A Neumann & Associates, LLC, a New Jersey based M&A advisor and business brokerage firm, states, “we speak with entrepreneurs on a daily basis and each story is different from beginning to end.”
The small business owner is a unique individual that deserves every praise possible. Relatively speaking, there are a precious few that have the combination of qualities needed to build and grow a company from scratch. Those who do actually possess these attributes are the backbone of our society and are the powerful engine driving the greatest economy the world has ever known.
As Frank Arcoleo, Managing Director, Pennsylvania, notes, “according to a Forbes 2014 study, over 75% of US businesses are small employer-based companies and employ over 50% of current workers. That same study shows that small businesses have created over 65% of new jobs since 1996.”
“Starting a business is a lot like jumping out of an airplane and assembling the parachute on the way down.” – Unknown Quote
The unique entrepreneurial characteristics of a small business owner are endless, but include many traits:
To be a small business owner is one of the most admirable distinctions one could have. For anyone to take them for granted is to ignore the endless innovations and contributions made to communities large and small. Products have been invented, systems have been developed, millions have been employed, an economy that is the envy of the world has blossomed, charitable endeavors have been served and prosperity has been delivered to families throughout the land. This is due in great part to those who call themselves small business owners.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Never, never, never give up!” – Winston Churchill
Here is to every man and woman that fits this description – you should always be honored and cherished by your community.
About A. Neumann & Associates, LLC
A Neumann & Associates, LLC is a professional merger & acquisition and business brokerage firm with 30 years of experience in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia that assists business owners and investors with the business transfer process in a completely confidential manner. The company covers the entire Northeast US market, has representations from NY state to VA state, and has access to a 50 office national network of qualified investors and sellers. For more information, please contact A Neumann & Associates at 732-872-6777.