Let me ask you, what is the lifeblood of a strong country and a solid economy? If you said, big companies, big profits, solid banks, high profits on the stock market, and anything that resembles that, well in my opinion… you’re wrong.
Small, local businesses are the lifeblood and the strength of any country, any city, and culture, PERIOD. So, why are we not helping them? Take a look at the news, more precisely the business section. What do you see? … Amazon this, Google that, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
What about the small, local businesses? Banks don’t help them, the government doesn’t help them, the investment groups, very little, but yet all of us wonder how to kick-start the economy. All of us wonder, how can we create more jobs? Yet the answer is right there, staring us in the face.
Small, Local Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Startups
There are so many things that as a country, a province, and a city we can do. However, the first thing we need to do is “stop kidding ourselves.” I read the blogs, the comments, and the absurdities that people are posting and writing, come on! “Give your head a shake” my mother-in-law would say. Some of you who say you see growth are actually starting to sound like politicians. What you are seeing is an oasis. Take a close look, the light at the end of the tunnel is a train heading straight for you.
DON’T think that I am being negative, that is the easy way of looking at it. I am one of the most positive people out there, however, I am also a realist, and the fact is that we are not helping our small businesses to grow, means we are impeding their growth.
Don’t be fooled by the government funding going around, especially in the midst of a crisis like Covid-19. These are political strategies geared at obtaining votes, not growth. “We are presently dealing with much bigger problems than small businesses,” some would say. Things like “who is that person on our 100 dollar bill”. Come on! Wake up Canada!
Canada has the ability to be the strongest country in the world. We, by far, have more natural resources than most countries combined with great people who have strong ethics. Yet still, we allow our government to pretty well “dictate” what we do with our natural resources. The land, the resources use to belong to the people, now it belongs to the government. The government that once belonged to the people. And I continue to read things like, “I see vast improvements in many sectors”, “I see the housing industry picking up”…really, really you see that?
I’m sorry for bursting your bubbles, but folks, wake up, take a look around. If you want a strong and solid economy, support your small, local businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. A weird thing that happens when you do that: they start growing, they create jobs, money flows in the economy, people buy things and yes, we grow as a city, a province, and a country.
I challenge us as a community to help your local, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups and see what happens. Windsor Essex businesses, if you need solid consulting services backed by financial expertise, contact me today.