Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that it’s Thanksgiving this week – probably the biggest holiday on the US calendar. Although I’ve been aware of the holiday for many years, not being a native, celebrating Thanksgiving is fairly new to me.
Last year, I was given a fairly last minute ‘gift’ of a turkey by my husband (he’s never been very good with presents!) which I dutifully cooked and we, along with our 2 kids (age 7 and 5), all took a moment over dinner to say what we were thankful for. It was very touching to hear neither child make mention of material possessions and instead opt to talk about our family and friends. Actually, I think the dog came out tops!
This year as I prepare to be given the gift of poultry again, I wanted to take a moment to say how thankful I am for the great community of business owners that is Inside919. I have thought about how different my business would be now without it – if I had truly remained “virtual”.
- How many ‘quality’ clients would I have if I’d never listed on the site or attended a networking event?
- What shape would my business be in if I’d never met fellow VAs face-to-face to connect and brainstorm with?
- Would I have followed the advice I give to others and continued blogging without the comments and encouragement of this community?
- And not to mention how much I have gained just from reading the blogs of others.
If you are not a member of Inside919 and are within that area code, I strongly recommend you join. If not, check to see if your area code has a ComeOnInside group you can join. If they’re as supportive as the people within area code 919, you won’t regret it.
Thank you to all fellow small business owners who continue to encourage and support each other. Sincerely wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving!