When you think of small business owners, who inspires YOU the most? Small businesses account for more than 99% of businesses in Canada and the U.S.. They are the lifeblood of our economy, and ground zero for reinvention at a time when a year of crisis on every front continues to test our mettle.
Finding the best resources and ideas can feel like drinking out of a proverbial fire hose. Sometimes a quick dose of inspiration in the words—and voice—of some of the ordinary people who have done extraordinary things can be a welcome lifeline!
We love to celebrate those everyday champions on “Big on Small”, the official small business podcast powered by InspireHUB and are inviting you to nominate a small business owner that inspires you to be a guest on the show.
Has someone shared a few great ideas that helped you grow your own business or shore up your post-pandemic business continuity plan? Did you find courage and hope in the story of someone that found a way to survive and thrive against the odds? Did you read about a pandemic pivot that led to a small business not only reinventing in an unusual way but blazing a trail of innovation in their community at the same time?
And maybe that someone is—you?
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Big on Small: The Official Small Business Podcast
Do you remember where you were when you first had the dream of building your small business? How the mere thought of it sparked an excitement and a future filled with hope? Where were you the first time you sat down and began to take the action to implement your dream?
The journey to launching your own business is unique to every business owner, but we have so much in common. In the early days of creating your business, everything feels fresh and exciting regardless of whether your network of friends and family are supportive and telling you that you are absolutely ‘crazy’.
Deep down, you knew one thing for sure. There was a moment you stepped out in faith and realized there was no going back. The reality is that there is nothing easy about the process of creating and launching a small business. At InspireHUB, we know that 90% of businesses are small and helping YOU become successful has a direct impact on creating a healthy community, town, city, country and economy! That’s why we created the Big on Small Podcast, the official small business podcast that is fully focused on the running of small organizations. Join us and learn more at: bigonsmall.biz
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This week (September 21-25) is National Small Business Week in the U.S., celebrating entrepreneurs and the 30 million small businesses that account for 99.7 percent of firms nationally. Deferred from May due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's no surprise that the 2020 virtual activities focus on recovery, adaptation and innovation.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been highlighting the impact of entrepreneurs and small businesses this way since 1963 and is hosting a variety of online activities as part of the National Small Business Week Virtual Conference through this Thursday.
Being a 100% remote workplace for more than seven years, InspireHUB began sharing resources in March to help small businesses faced with making the digital transition overnight. We had the good fortune of a long runway to grow into the challenges and opportunities of working remotely and knew that some of the tools and best practices we've adopted would be useful to others facing this change with very little time to adapt.
Episode 006: Wine Not Make History? With Donna Stoney
Have you ever noticed that a hero, a real hero, often doesn't see themselves as one? Today’s guest is no different. Donna Stoney is the epitome of a humble hero. She's spent three decades building a career that places people and their quality of life at the center of everything that she has done.
A serial entrepreneur, Donna is the Founder of Stoney Wines, as well as the Executive Director at StoneyBrooke Residential Services LLC, helping adults with disabilities. When she opened Stoney Wines in 2019, she found herself breaking down barriers and perception as Oregon's first back female head winemaker; but this was not her first history-making endeavor.
One of the most inspiring differentiation strategies that set Donna’s approach to winemaking apart is her commitment to turning every bottle into a conversation. Here's why that's amazing!