Americans Supporting Small Businesses

The dream of owning your own business is one that is shared by people all over the world. So many people have a great idea for a product or service and they are certain that if they can just get a little start-up capital, they can make it work.

I have always supported small businesses because I understand that they are the backbone of America’s economy. As a business man myself, I have a few suggestions for those who wish to move out of their comfort zone and become small business owners.

Rep. Justin JD Rossetti comments, “I’m a small business owner and youth baseball coach, so I know how important it is that our communities have facilities to bring a community together and to generate local jobs through tourism.”

Your first year in business overflows with duties that must get done and as the business owner, it’s your job to do them. Though life is often hectic, you have the reward of knowing that you are building something lasting that you may even be able to leave to your children. Once this initial phase of excitement and exhilaration is over, and reality sets in, you may begin to realize that you work a little too much.

Justin JD Rossetti reminds us that, “If someone doesn’t show up for work, then you’re the one who has to pick up the slack and do that job.”

One of the biggest frustrations of most small business owners is the inability to find and keep good workers. This usually results in you being unable to take any vacation time or get off work for those special occasions like an anniversary. These are important considerations.

Rep. JD Rossetti (D-Longview) is a small business owner, school board director and youth baseball coach who lives in Longview with his wife and three boys.