This is a sponsored post on behalf of Staples. All opinions are mine. They just paid me to give YOU my opinions. It’s a win!
This survey by Staples came out just as small business owners are getting back to business in 2017. In it, Staples asked small business owners a number of questions to gauge their mindset as 2017 kicks off. And that mindset is pretty positive, according to survey recipients. People plan to hire more staff. They plan to invest more in their business. And though I didn’t take the survey, I agree with the 67% of people who think that business tax reform should be the administration’s top priority this year. As a small business owner myself (there are only three of us here), I still get quite clobbered by taxes and would love the ability to continue thriving as an owner in coming years.
My favorite part of the survey came next:
- 91% of small business owners would be likely to encourage their children to be business owners, as well.
- 93% of small business owners say running their own shop is the key to job satisfaction (I agree!)
Why I Agree With Staples
It’s never been easier to start and run your own business. You can build a simple website, order up some business cards, stick a sign outside your place, and you’re pretty much good to go. Thanks to resources such as Staples Print & Marketing Services, nothing is overly expensive or especially complicated. There are tons of free and inexpensive materials to guide
you (and this guy who has a great private coaching group, too!) – everything just works.
Staples helped me launch one of my earliest entrepreneurial efforts back in the late 1980s. I ran a “greeting card company” (in quotes because it wasn’t much of a company). I photocopied my ideas onto card stock at Staples and tried selling them to retail stores nearby. I bought my pens there. I got all the supplies I needed. I even printed up card designs in their shop so I could leave them with store owners.
That’s why I like working with the company. I have good memories. And even today when I go into a Staples store, I linger and eavesdrop a bit on small business owners like me because I love to see what they’re doing, too.
Check Out the Survey Results
Peek at the Back to Business Survey results here: http://www.staples.com/content-hub/small-businesses-prepare-for-2017. I think you’ll find them encouraging for you and your next big pursuit!