I was driving home and because of bad traffic on the interstate I took another route that I had not been on for a while. As I drove along, I noticed a business that had been around for years had closed. Then I saw another and another. All closed. As I kept driving down this path of road I passed at least 6 businesses that were open a year ago, that are now closed. The gates are locked. The day before Thanksgiving, this is a good reminder and a painful burden.
As business owners, we fully understand our responsibility to our employees and to our clients. I think employers get a bad rap. Perhaps once a corporation is a mega sized company, people become just numbers, but I have met many people that lead these big companies that hurt when they have to lay off people. I think it is easy to believe that “employers” are after the all powerful dollar and don’t even think of the trouble they will cause in an individual’s life but I know that in our company that is not true.
We are blessed to have jobs. So many people don’t. Seeing all those buildings vacant hurt my heart not only for the employees who lost their jobs, but for the employers who have lost everything. Small business is the heart of America.
As this Thanksgiving rolls around, I am thankful for my employees and my MLM, party plan and Direct Sales clients. I am thankful we have made it through another tough year in this economy. I am thankful that even when things get tough, we pull together as a team and create “wins” for our clients.
I am Thankful. What are you thankful for?