I plunge toilets, but I am not a Plumber.
I work on air conditioners but I am not a HVAC worker.
I change light bulbs and do light electrical work, but I am not a Maintenance Engineer or Electrician.
I switch hardware, trouble shoot software and do the occasional update and computer reboot but I am not a Computer Technician or IT worker.
I plan marketing campaigns, design advertisements and manage social media accounts but I am not an Advertising Executive.
I have checked oil, water, and light bulbs and even changed a tire or two, installed and uninstalled equipment in vehicles but I am not a Mechanic.
I have painted offices, put together furniture, helped my husband replace flooring but I am not a Painter or Carpenter.
I do payroll, file (and pay) taxes, complete profit and loss statements and balance sheets but I am not an Accountant by trade.
I listen to people and try to give them the best guidance possible but I am not a Counselor.
I manage a health care plan but am not in Human Resources.
I answer phones and greet people but I am not a Receptionist.
I send vehicles to where people need them but I am not a Dispatcher.
I sell goods and services but I am not in Sales.
I am a small business owner. I do all of the above and more. I take the good with the bad. I am always trying to find a way to give back to the community in which I am a part. I just do what needs to be done. Most of the time when it needs to be done, but sometimes things get put on the back burner because I get busy with other things. I have wonderful employees that help me accomplish all of this and more.
Sometimes this career happens by birth and sometimes people decide to try something new and end up as their own boss. No matter what business we own, it becomes a 24 hour a day job, 365 days a year. We may take time away but we are seldom “off” the clock. We provide jobs and help the local economy. Small business owners work hard to provide for their families and employees. Most of the time our employees become part of our family, even if they don’t start out related to us. It is a rewarding life. A good year makes us love our job while a bad one can make us want to give it up. We usually struggle through and persevere, and hope for better fortunes in the future.
I love my job, my employees, my customers, and my community. I am a small business owner.
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