The bell above the door dings and the first customer of the day enters. Grandpa hops up from his desk and greets the customer with a small-town smile ready to answer any question the customer has about his window and door display. Grandma is ready too. She's in the back room rolling new screens on old frames, ready for any customer problem—broken glass, a hole in the screen or bent slider frames. I was busy rolling sticky letters on the windows, drawing pictures for my grandpa's back office and giving the customers a big five-year-old toothless grin as they entered the shop.
When I think of a small business, memories of my grandparent's little window and door shop come to mind. With humble beginnings, they poured all they had into their business, but it didn't come without its challenges. In fact, putting aside economic impacts on a small business, there are several challenges that entrepreneurs face daily to keep the doors open.
Putting aside economic impacts on a small business, there are several challenges that entrepreneurs face daily to keep the doors open.
Here's the top three obstacles small businesses face on a daily basis:
Most smart small business owners consider the challenges they might face before they even begin. Although daily obstacles are sure to come up for a business, it certainly doesn't mean failure is ahead. In fact, facing these types of obstacles is sometimes what drives people to pursue their dream in the first place, like my Grandpa. The old window and door shop didn't come without stress, but that's what drove him and grandma to continue excellent customer service and impeccable work. He ran a successful small business for years, devoted time to his family and retired early. I'd say that's the dream most people hope for.
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