According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 29.6 million small businesses in the United States employing 57.9 million people. That’s about half of the private workforce! Personal Express Insurance is proud to recognize these hardworking men and women of the small business community. In honor of Small Business Week 2018 (April 29 – May 5), we’d like to share why we love small business owners.

It Takes Guts to Start a Business

It’s true! Striking out on your own to launch a company can be a daring proposition. The entrepreneurs who create their own opportunities understand what it means to be brave.

Small Business Owners Work (Very) Hard

Starting a small business takes stamina and a long-term commitment. People who run their own company work hard for their success, and that can mean many long hours and tough days.

They Must Learn a Little About Everything

Anyone who runs a small business has to become an expert in everything from finance and accounting, to plumbing and repair work. At the end of the day, the many hats they wear make them adaptable and resilient.

Optimism Is a Necessary Personality Trait

It takes a positive outlook to start your own company. Throughout the challenges and frustrations small business owners face, their “glass-half-full” thinking is one of the keys to their success.

Because Every Large Business Was Once a Small One

Fortune 500 companies don’t usually start out large and successful right away. They often begin with a few people who have good ideas and the skills to turn those ideas into reality. Some of today’s small businesses will be tomorrow’s international powerhouses.

Did you know that homeowners are around 10% more likely to start a business than non-home owners? At Personal Express, our insurance products — homeowners, auto, and renters — help protect members of our community and that includes local small business owners. Need homeowners insurance? Shop local! Call 1-800-499-3612 , contact one of our local agents, or get a quick insurance quote.

*The information provided in this blog is designed to give helpful advice on the topic discussed. It is not intended to provide legal or any other type of advice and is not meant to be a thorough discussion of every issue that a person should consider or may encounter. Personal Express Insurance is a brand utilized by the following insurance underwriting companies: Integon National Insurance Company and National General Premier Insurance Company. All policies will be underwritten by these two underwriting companies.

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