We believe at our core that confidence is the rocket fuel small business owners collectively burn all day, every day, as they power our economy and nation forward. They may spend their busy days selling, servicing, administering and doing all the other tasks it takes to run a business, but inside blazes the heat of a Saturn V, pushing skyward, relentlessly ascending in opposition to the gravitational forces of business that often work against them. Confidence is a source of creativity, resourcefulness, and durability. When starting a business, it's often the only thing a small business owner can reliably bank on.
We wanted to know: what is the nature of small business confidence? So, we asked small business owners and we learned a few things.
Specifically, we inquired about how confidence is built (it has to come from somewhere), what shakes it (because it can be threatened), and how it’s defended (what keeps it alive and well). Taken together, these questions would provide insightful profiles of the nature of small business confidence. This endeavor has practical benefits, too, because the more we learn about why they do what they do, the better we can serve, support and communicate with our customers. Understanding small business is an evergreen pursuit for AP Intego.
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