I love the American small business. It proved the superiority of free-market Democracy, provides working people with access to ownership & influence in society, and is the most supportive setting in which communities of people are built. Working for ten years in a corporate setting added perspective, but I have owned and most enjoyed owning small businesses and helping others in that context.
Yet I am comfortable working with entire industries at national levels too, where those industries are made up many small businesses.
Concurrently, I work in government advocacy at local, state and national levels for the benefit of small businesses and involved industries. Things that I think, write and publicly speak about have included:
- Concern about the increasing commoditization of people
- Applying principles of business success to reforming government
- Specialty brand positioning and management
- Business barriers to entry – when they are too high or too low
- Messaging the marketplace
- Business ownership isn’t for everyone: being truly prepared
- Culture within a business that shapes employees and customers
- Avoiding politics and/or religion? – small business cannot afford it
- Supply-side economics – the framework of free choice
- Truly excellent customer service (not the trite tripe that passes for it today)
- Mastery of selfless salesmanship –it does not require over-caffeination