It’s National Small Business Week – a week dedicated to recognizing the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small businesses, as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration, are firms with 1-499 employees. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that there are over 28 million small businesses in America that have produced 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s. Small businesses are the backbone of our country – but when it comes to choosing an organization to work with, why should you choose a small business over a powerhouse? We have your answers.
1. Personalized Service
Small businesses can provide the individualized service larger corporations miss out on. Often times, large organizations are working with a lot of other businesses in your industry and unfortunately, your organization gets lost in the noise. Working with a small business ensures you won’t be forgotten. Small businesses have the freedom to work directly with you – they provide the one-on-one attention you need to achieve your goals.
Small businesses possess a high level of expertise in their designated field. In order to get a small business off the ground, the leadership has to gain the confidence of their peers and future clients – they do this by being trusted experts in their field. Small businesses face steep competition, not only from large organizations, but also from the millions of other small businesses. In order to achieve success, small businesses have to possess a high level of expertise which they use to best serve you, their client.
3. Build Better Relationships
You don’t want to be just another number on a spreadsheet – you want to work with people who know your name and more importantly, your organization’s goals. We’ve already mentioned how small businesses can provide you the personalized service you deserve, but with that service also comes the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with your service provider. Getting to personally know the team you are working with will not only improve your work experience, but can also give you the opportunity to network with their contacts.
4. Problem Solvers
Small business owners face a lot of adversity when starting their business – from finding the capital to get their business off the ground to building a strong network of trusted mentors in their field. Small business owners are adept at solving problems. They used their skills to start their own business – why not let them use those skills to help you solve your organization’s challenges?
Choosing to work with a small business over a powerhouse might seem like a challenging decision to make – but small businesses work hard to earn your business as they don’t have the luxury of relying on a household name. Small businesses offer expert assistance with a personal touch—so the next time you’re faced with a big business decision; it might be time to think small.
SAMS is proud to be a member of the small business community. The U.S. Small Business Administration seeks to inspire entrepreneurs and small business owners to grow small businesses, create jobs, and drive innovation – those values resonate with all of us at SAMS. We work hard to serve our clients, we are committed to creating jobs and helping our current employees grow and we are always looking for ways to positively impact our community. For more information about the services SAMS offers and our community work, please visit our website.