As many in manufacturing know, Toyota was the company that really brought the lean business model mainstream. I’ve helped a number of companies introduce the lean production concept into their own business. Small businesses are often lean and therefore can offer great value at a lower cost than a big business.
Watch as I share how I received some of the best business experience in the world and grew to love business.
In my dad’s dry cleaning business I was able to work in production, sales, and management. Each role took time to learn and get good at, and each led me to the next step. All of it gave me my foundation of loving business.
• Small businesses are easy to work with.
• Small businesses don’t have teams of people or lawyer after lawyer analyzing every line of a contract.
• Small businesses are fast to respond.
• Small businesses are available.
• Small businesses can change course and can create new ideas.
These are just some of the reasons I give on why big businesses like small businesses. Watch the video to hear more reasons and the stories behind these reasons.
As a small business supporter, I create content to help small businesses thrive in a competitive world.
In this video, I give a specific example from my business of how not being a commodity worked out in the long run.
My most favorite thing to talk about is small business. And my most favorite people to talk to are small business owners. And in this NSBA Leadership Group Presentation Video, I discuss what we deal with as a small business owner from wearing many hats to the legislative update.
And one thing to remember is the National Small Business Association (NSBA) has your back as a small business owner.
Joining me in this presentation is Todd McCracken, CEO of the NSBA.