Be Thankful!

Entrepreneurs have a lot to be thankful for!

First and foremost are our country and the free market system that allow Entrepreneurs the opportunity to create and grow businesses and prosper.

Employees are the backbone of companies and Entrepreneurs should be thankful for the dedication, loyalty and hard work put forth by their people to make businesses successful.

No business can sustain itself without customers and clients. Be thankful to your sources of revenue for putting their trust in you to provide services and products.

Entrepreneurs should also appreciate their suppliers and service providers who continue to supply essential goods and services to sustain their businesses.

Shareholders and financiers who have invested in your abilities to grow the business and provide a return on their capital should be high on the list of people to whom Entrepreneurs are grateful.

Do not forget to appreciate your gratitude to your business advisors who provide a sounding board for you to share ideas and seek advice.

Lastly, the community that you operate your businesses in should be appreciated also.

So on this Thanksgiving, I encourage Entrepreneurs to express their gratitude to the above stakeholders in your companies.

Ravi Patel

Published in: on November 21, 2017 at 4:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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Balanced Life for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are always on the go and want to accomplish great things. Sometimes it behooves them to step back and take account of their life.

Many years ago, I attended a week-long leadership program and one thing they taught us that I still remember is that all great leaders need balance in their lives. I believe the lesson is appropriate for Entrepreneurs.

Think of your life as a square having four corners. One corner is you; the others are family, business/career, and community. In order to maintain a perfect square, or balance in life, each corner needs equal time to be devoted to it. You need to take care of yourself and your family. Of course, your business and career are important drivers. Lastly, you need to give back to the community in which you live.

There are occasions when one of the corners demands more time, but over a long period you need to strive to devote appropriate time to each corner in order to maintain a balance in your life and be “successful” in the real sense.

Ravi Patel

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 6:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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