Posted by: msundermier | March 26, 2015

Thoughts From a 3-year Old Entrepreneur

Its hard to believe, but The Blue Waters Group turned 3 this month.  I’ve learned so much in this evolution of starting, operating, and growing a successful small business.   My thoughts are best summed up by a recent Facebook post made by a dear friend of mine: “…having a small business is extremely rewarding, but a lot of work. We are the hardest and most tireless workers you will ever know. We sacrifice everything for our successes; money, time, blood, sweat, tears, and sometimes even our bodies. You’ll do almost anything to not fail. So when you see a small business owner, give them a big hug. But most importantly, give them your business and respect.”

Now that I am a 3-yr old entrepreneur, I echo my friend’s post. Owning and operating a business is not easy. My client’s needs and transactions can keep me up at night. My own need to set an inspiring example for our team members keeps me logging long hours. And I do my best to balance that with my priorities at home with our young family. Again, this is not easy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Serving our family of clients with my own business is an incredibly gratifying way to earn a living, and to earn trust and respect from those I care for.

We all know the statistics…most new businesses fail, and I’d be lying if my little voice (and some of my peers!) didn’t remind me of that from time to time the last few years. Hitting our 3-year anniversary helps us shed that initial infancy insecurity, and this maturation was made possible by your love and loyalty of our company. I can’t thank you enough for choosing to do business with us. Our successes are owed to you.

Thank you for the continued opportunity to run a small business. It truly is one of the greatest gifts and honors in my life.

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