I’ve often written there is a big difference in understanding how business operates when you sign your paycheck on the back of the check from your employer than signing the bottom of the front of the check when you have to make sure the money is there.
There is no way a person understands the pressure of running a business, especially a small one. Small businesses are the back bone of America with over 75% of businesses with 5 or fewer employees.
Those who walk in the door and ask for donations don’t understand why an employee may say no to giving a donation. The person usually walks away thinking the merchant is a terrible person not willing to support his cause.
The words, “It’s tax deductible” is the cry often heard from the solicitor. Little do they know there was snow on the ground that week, or there is a recession and business sucks. Who needs a tax deduction when you really need more sales.
I’ve been watching one Christmas drive on a television show; it takes a little effort for them to think everyone should send $1000 for this charity. They test your conscience by saying if you don’t some kid is going to wake up Christmas with nothing under the tree.
They say charity starts at home. What about the employees family having something under the tree?
Small businesses are the target of everyone because all you have to do is walk in the front door unlike trying to get an appointment with the boss of a major company.
After all people can see ‘how much money’ a small business makes. Look at all the people who walk through their door. The business person doesn’t have any expenses; the goods are delivered free of costs, utilities courtesy of the companies, insurance is free and his employees don’t mind working for nothing.
Sure, and I have a bridge to sell you.