Which news do you want to affect you
Locally (San Antonio) I read how USAA is laying off 100 personnel (the entire USAA Enterprise Inbound Operations). There have been layoffs in school districts, city departments, hospitals around the country to name a few.
Gloom and doom? Perhaps, but how about the other side of the coin. Check your local city for the new DBA applications (doing business as). Are there people still taking the opportunity to own their own business. You betcha!
I prefer to grow something and not wait for a pink slip to be handed down from some secretive executive meeting which decided layoffs were in order to hit their numbers for the year.
It's a bit scary to start a new business but only because you may not have done it before. Don't worry. There really are a number of resources for you to utilize.
Did you know that small business has generated over 64 percent of the US businesses in the last 15 years. Small business pays 44 percent of the U.S. payroll. In 2008, there were 29.6 MILLION small businesses in the U.S. (office of advocacy estimates).
You CAN succeed in operating a small business. It just takes that first step.
Give me a call so we can help you take control of your destiny.
I am a CPA in San Antonio and serve individuals and small businesses in the San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Richard J. Garcia | 04/20/2010