“Small business is the backbone of America.” – Chuck Fleischmann
Where would our country be without the contribution of small business owners? As small business owners ourselves, we understand and appreciate those courageous enough to take the entrepreneurial leap because it is these brave men and women that provide the services, products, and jobs, that the each and every community so desperately needs.
In fact, entrepreneurship goes back to the founding of our nation. Furthermore, according to J.D. Harrison and Sarah Byrne, authors at Free Enterprise “America’s enterprising roots and enduring entrepreneurial spirit won’t be a surprise once you understand the backgrounds of our founding fathers–many of whom, it turns out, were successful small business owners themselves.” Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and several others, all owned their own business as newspaper owners, founders of banks, farmers, and lawyers. These experiences profoundly influenced their ideas on freedom which they would bring with them when it came time to establish freedom for the country we live in today.
While owning your own business is most certainly something to be proud of, it is not without its challenges. Due to the increased competition, taxes, and government regulations, it is more challenging than ever before to be a business owner. However, it is vital that we continue to support and encourage our fellow business owners to keep on fighting.
Over the next several weeks, we will write a series of blogs that breaks down some of the biggest challenges that small business owners face and how Landmark Signs can provide the services and products (signage, sign installation, sign manufacturing, and more) to help business owners overcome these difficulties and provide a real solution for the problems you face everyday.
For today’s blog, though, we wanted to provide a series of quotes to encourage you in your small business and provide you with the stamina you need to continue your journey as the backbone of America.
“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.” Orrin Woodward
“Leaders lead for the joy of creating something bigger than themselves.” Chris Brady
“I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” Walter Cronkite
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Frederick Douglass
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb
“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” Tim Ferriss
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison
Experience and innovation have been the backbone of Landmark Signs for more than 35 years. Located in Orange and servicing all of California, our services include sign design, sign manufacturing, and sign installation. Choose our specialized sign expertise to turn your ordinary sign into a Landmark!
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