Last week was National Small Business Week. The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce defines “small business” as a company with 100 or fewer employees. The Chamber’s Phyllis Robertson tells me small businesses make up more than 97% of the employers in the Wichita area. She believes national rates are close to that figure.
Media coverage tends to focus on what’s happening with the largest employers simply because they are larger and better known. General media coverage of small businesses is rare because what happens in the daily workplace doesn’t generate much excitement.
There is no doubt that small businesses keep people working and drive our consumer/service economy. The risks and responsibilities of small business owners and their employees’ performance are well known to anyone who’s ever picked up a paycheck. They are all quiet champions of capitalism.
If you work in a small business … or you own a small business … I salute you.
Keep up the good work … as I’m sure you will!
Our thought for today is from Elbert Hubbard:
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”