Historically, small businesses operated locally. However, technology and social media, changed the way we grow our small businesses beyond borders and time zones.
Remember when we used to make a big deal about call centers in one country serving people on the other side of the world? What if you found the perfect web designer in a country far far away? What if your best strategic alliance to distribute those handcrafted purses or organic soaps was half way around the world?
Small businesses are now capable to connect with other small businesses almost anywhere.
This is generating alliances that help them grow as much as they want to. Entrepreneurs have sized down in growth and operations with less greed than corporate businesses worldwide. Why?
For some soulpreneurs bigger isn’t necessarily better.
Don’t get me wrong success and growth are still part of the soulpreneur mindset. It’s just that they come second or third in the list of priorities. First is financial stability, then enough time for personal life and family. And if business is good, and all goes well, they perfect the process. Cheaper, more sustainable, give something back to society or the planet.
Then, when business is GOOD, they go bigger.
What does GOOD business mean to soulpreneurs?
A business that allows those who participate to live happy and healthy lives. Good relationships with one’s community, family, environment and business allies are key. If none of that takes place, soulpreneurs won’t seek to expand their business practices.
Soulpreneurs seek worldwide connections and alliances with people and businesses that align with them. That way the work, pressure, and possible complications, get spread out among a whole team. This means that team work, collaboration, and coordination are a must. And that is what makes technology such a key element in this process. Online collaboration and follow up, allow for great things to happen, at the same time, even miles and miles away.
What is the lesson?
If you’re a small business, think big! Go global!
If you’re running your own business and don’t know how to start or connect with other like-minded businesses, send an email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org We will be happy to help!