I have noticed what appears to be a corporate-driven government backlash to the rise of small business and entrepreneurship that has come about in response to the economic difficulties we are all facing.
American ingenuity is showing its head and apparently that is threatening to the powers that be. We can’t get jobs? Fine, we’ll figure out how to make money on our own, because it’s necessary. But now there are a whole slew of new taxes, new regulations, new barriers that serve no real purpose except to make it hard, or even impossible, for people like you and me to run their own small businesses profitably.
The real threat to big business is, consumers are now finding that they prefer small, local, independent businesses to the impersonal behemoth mega-entities, they prefer working with individuals they know and like, and gosh darn if they don’t get better products and services from the little guys, too. Plus, smaller businesses are quicker, more adaptable, more flexible, and more likely to serve individuals in more responsive, personalized ways.
If this trend continues, Americans might take over America and run things our own way. We might start taking our ideas about freedom seriously and paying attention if big government and big corporations let us get too successful and too neighborly with each other. We could gain a sense of ownership, involvement and accountability with our communities, cities, states, and country if we learn how to take charge of our own lives and livelihoods. And with a real individual, independent sense of personal power and stability, we might even be more accepting of others’ differences and Get Along Peacefully and Cooperatively.
Can’t have that, now, can we?
How are you leveraging your ingenuity, creativity and determination to stay prosperous? How are you and your colleagues overcoming these challenges, improving your lives, and changing the way business is done for the better?