Summer unofficially ends in the USA on Labor Day, this coming Monday. Here public school is already in session. Not that the weather will suddenly snap to fall. It can still get very warm on the East Coast of the USA in September.
But change is in the air.
Now we small business folk turn our attention to preparing for the rest of the year and posturing for the coming year-end.With plans for the new year.
But hang on, we pause one day from our seasonal transitioning by appreciating the men and women who work in this country, and we call it Labor Day. Not just organized labor or tradespeople, but all people working to make their own living, and I choose to self-applaud my fellow entrepreneurs, whose work day doesn’t end at 5 pm, who keep an occasional eye on the smart phone all weekday and weekends, holidays too, until late at night, to be sure the clients are tucked safely to sleep until the next day.
Because entrepreneurs are expected in this environment to be “at it,” always, available at the client’s need. That’s the differentiating choice we made in becoming entrepreneurs in a service economy.
And that’s perfectly OK with me. This month starts my 15th year of the business I founded, that I continually service, and that I strive to satisfy my clientele, with the tag line “we exceed expectations.”
So bring on Labor Day, and everyday, with the promise of another opportunity to rise to and to demonstrate our prowess, our service commitment as entrepreneurs.