When you look at photos of international locations, it's easy to see how big US corporations have made their impact all over the world. From McDonald's to Starbucks and one of the originators, Coca-Cola, it's hard to find a country that doesn't have some sort of presence of these big US businesses. While this may be discouraging to some wanting to start their own business, it's important to realize, that these big corporations, were at one time just like you, a few people with a dream to make it. Since they've made it they've also made it difficult to compete with, but it's important to realize that you can make it too, and that the big businesses are just obstacles that can be overcome by hard work and determination.
Although big businesses have the financial advantage, small businesses have the advantage of having personality. When you walk into a mom & pop shop, it's nice to see how your business affects the proprietors in a positive way. When you do business with a small business, for the most part you feel like you're important to the business, which is a feeling you can't get from walking into a big store like Target. Some big businesses do make an effort to train their associates to treat the clientele like gold, but it often doesn't come off as genuine, though there are some exceptions.
Though big business may always have higher profits in the long run, small businesses often have a higher profit margin. So it in many ways small businesses are not a bad idea. If you're interested in starting a business, whether it be filing for a DBA, forming a corporation, or forming an LLC, give us a call at 866-999-8200.