Living in a major city, you don’t really focus on the ‘small’ stories. After all, as the home of the stock exchange and a budding tech scene, you’re always on the hunt for the next big thing: public offerings, new product launches, that unexpected disruptor. But business is so much more than raising massive capital or having huge press. Fundamentally, it’s about service. And that was the eye opener with Small Business Revolution Main Street.
Hosted by marketing expert Amanda Brinkman and serial investor and cyber security maven Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank fame, this series takes investment to the grassroots level and asks how strong small business can cause a massive shift in a community.
I got to attend an exclusive screening of an episode of their second season (feel free to binge season 1 on Deluxe.com or Hulu, you’ll thank me), with the owners of HEMS Auto and Body in attendance for a panel afterwards.
And not only did I witness the power in authentic storytelling but the empowerment that a mindset shift and a few realistic goals can lend to the long-term health of a venture.
It’s so tempting to want to wear all the hats or feel like you have to.
It’s the effect that a strong business will have on an individual outlook, the prospects of a family, and the ripple affect that goes all across the town, showing all that having a business isn’t just possible in the far reaches of the imagination but well within grasp for those willing to work and adapt to change.
In this episode and others, the common thread is passion for the craft. But sustainable change and the success to follow it all starts with honest self assessment and a commitment to making things work. That’s why experts exist–to help you navigate without the learning curve.
“It’s so tempting to want to wear all the hats or feel like you have to” Amanda remarked, but the access to the systems and processes that change how these businesses owners approached their day-to-day–and the bump in revenue- proved that working smarter and not harder will always provide that extra level of fulfillment, even with the inevitable business challenges that come along.
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